Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in an area called Knob Creek, near what is now Hodgenville, Kentucky. At that time Kentucky was mostly wilderness, and Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one-room log cabin on the frontier. When he was 7, his family moved to Indiana. When he was 9, his mom died from "milk sickness." Abraham was always big for his age, and ended up being 6'4" tall as a man. He had a lot of chores, especially chopping wood, but always would read books whenever he had the chance. In the picture below, you can see the farm site where Abraham grew up in Indiana. Scroll down to find more info about Abraham Lincoln as a kid!