Abraham Lincoln married the former Mary Anne Todd in 1842. They had four children: Robert (1843--1926), Edward (1846--1850), William (1850--1862), and Thomas (known as Tad, 1853--1871)… Abraham Lincoln’s oldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was present at three assassinations: his father’s, President Garfield’s in 1881 and President McKinley‘s in 1901… Yes, that’s Abe Lincoln on the U.S. penny and the five dollar bill. Lincoln also named Salmon P. Chase to be Chief Justice of the United States in 1864, and Chase is on the $10,000 bill… Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president. He was preceded by James Buchanan, the only president to remain a bachelor for life… Abe Lincoln was the first president to be born outside the original thirteen states. He was also the first president to wear a beard while in office… A famous (and enormous) biography of Abraham Lincoln was written by 20th-century author Carl Sandburg.
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