JEFFERSON'S BIRTH: IN A LOG CABIN?
>I am curious. >I have read that Thomas Jefferson was born in a log cabin. Is this >true? >I am in a trivia contest, and one of the questions is: Who was the first >U.S. president to be born in a log cabin? According to Willard Sterne Randall in "Thomas Jefferson: A Life," "Thomas Jefferson was born in a simple, one-and-a-half story frame farmhouse in the middle of a horseshoe of outbuildings in a clearing on the edge of the Virginia wilderness on April 13, 1743." (pg. 2) Therefore, it sounds like Jefferson is not your man. Just off-hand, I have always been under the impression that Abraham Lincoln (who was indeed born in a log-cabin) was the first. But you would need to check that out. Andrew Jackson was born on the frontier, and that may have been in a log cabin.
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