Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Kentucky. When
he was two, the Lincoln's moved a few miles to another farm on the old
Cumberland Trail. A year later, his mother gave birth to another boy,
Thomas, but he died a few days later. When Lincoln was seven his family
moved to Indiana. In 1818, Lincoln's mother died from a deadly disease
called the "milk-sick." Then ten years later his sister died and left
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spacious memorial of eight acres but grave robbers struck again and
as the coffin was half out the police showed up. Under Robert Lincoln's
instructions a hole thirteen feet deep was dug below the main catacomb
floor, a four-foot base of cement was laid and an iron cage sunk into it.
The coffin would be lowered into the cage and cement poured, creating
a block eight feet deep. Finally, Abraham Lincoln can rest in peace.