Lincoln Home National Historic Site preserves the Springfield, Illinois home and a historic district where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861, before becoming the 16th President of the United States. The home was purchased by Lincoln and his wife in 1844 and was the only home that Lincoln ever owned. Their children, four sons, were born there and one, Eddie, died there. During the time he lived here, Lincoln was elected to the House of Representatives in 1846, and elected President in 1860. @ Go to and get posts like this every week!