Abraham Lincoln: the Boy

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Description: Following the death of his mother, Nancy Hanks, when the future President was but six years old, Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln, married Sarah Bush and the family moved to Indiana. The Lincoln family was poor and suffered hardships living in the Indiana wilderness but a bond was created between stepmother Sarah and the boy Abraham that was never to be broken. From the age of nine and throughout the rest of his life Lincoln would call her, "Mother". These are the tender memories of his boyhood that she called to mind just five months after the assassination.