Birth: Sinking Spring Farm, Hardin County, Kentucky, February 12, 1809.
Marriage: Springfield, Illinois, November 4, 1842 to Mary Todd, who was born in Lexington, Kentucky, December 13, 1818. Mary died in Springfield, Illinois, July 16, 1882, and is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.
Children: Robert Todd (1843-1926); Edward Baker (1846-1850); William Wallace (1850-1862); Thomas ("Tad")(1852-1871).
Home: Eighth & Jackson Streets, Springfield, Illinois.
Education: Tutors, self-educated.
Religion: No specific denomination.
Occupation before Presidency: Store Clerk; store owner; ferry pilot; surveyor; postmaster; lawyer.
Military Service: Served in volunteer company for three months during Black Hawk War (1832).
Pre-Presidential Offices: Member of Illinois General Assembly; Member of U.S. House of Representatives.
Age at Inauguration: 52
First Administration: Vice President: Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, Inauguration March 4, 1861, The Capital, Washington, D.C.
Second Administration: Vice President: Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, Inauguration March 4, 1865, The Capital, Washington, D.C.
Death: Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865.
Cause of Death: Assassination at age 56. Shot by John Wilkes Booth, April 14, 1865, at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.
Place of Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.