John D. Johnston (Lincoln's stepbrother) purchases 40 acres of farmland in Coles County, Illinois from the US government.
Thomas Lincoln purchases from Reuben Moore, the 80 acres adjacent to the western boundary of Johnston's land.
Thomas Lincoln and John D. Johnston move the cabin from Johnstonís land to the adjacent 80 acres now owned by Thomas, enlarging the cabin in the process.
On January 17, Thomas Lincoln dies. Abraham inherits the west 80 acres, adjacent to the land he already owns.
On April 14, Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth. On April 15, Lincoln dies.
Lincoln's stepmother, Sarah Bush, becomes sole heir to the land.
Legal title to the land passes to John J. Hall, Sarah Lincolnís grandson.
On April 4, John J. Hall dies. His son, Joseph J. Hall inherits the land.
On September 24, Joseph J. Hall conveys the land to Lewis W. Ely by warranty deed.
On Dec 4, Chauncey R. Bowman sells the land to William T. Phipps.