Monday, September 3, 2007
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In May of 1844, Abraham and Mary, and their son Robert moved into this house. Then it was a one-and-a-half-story cottage. They eventually expanded this into two stories. This is the home where they raised their family for seventeen years [1844-1861] ... till Lincoln left Springfield to assume his responsibility as the 16th President of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln and his wife had four children, all boys ... Robert, Edward [Eddie], William [Willie] and Thomas [Tad]. When Abraham Lincoln moved to this house, Robert was already born ... The other three children were born here. Sadly, Eddie, their second child died in this house, in 1850.