Which US presidents were born in a log cabin?
Six or seven presidents were probably born in a log cabin. Andrew Jackson was the first if he was born in a log cabin, but his place of birth is not known. A log cabin is a likely possibility but there were frame houses and he may been born in a wagon. James A. Garfield, the 20th President, was the last to be born in a log cabin. The others are Abraham Lincoln, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore and James Buchanan,( I also have some doubts about Taylor's birthplace, but a log cabin seems likely if not certain.) Ulysses Grant's birthplace may have a log framework, but has board siding and is not a typical log cabin.
So, Jackson is doubtful, and so are Taylor and Grant. Why include them?
So, Jackson is doubtful, and so are Taylor and Grant. Why include them?
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James A. Garfield who was born in 1831 in Orange , Ohio was the last of the log cabin presidents. He was the 20th president and took office in 1881.
Andrew Jackson would be a good guess and is right if Jacksonwas indeed born in a log cabin. Details about Jackson's birth arenot known but his family was poor enough that a log cabin is surelypossible. If Jackson was not born in a log cabin, then ZacharyTaylor is the next possibility. However Tay…lor's birthplace isalso uncertain and although some think he was born in a log cabin,he may have well been born in a frame house. MillardFillmore was certainly born in a log cabin and is first ifJackson and Taylor do not qualify. Thanks for the feedback (MORE)
broadaxe. this axe was used to smooth the wood. carpenters adze. this was used to cut and shape the wood.Hammer
Daubing traditionally consisted of clay or lime with sand, water and a bonding fibre such as horse hair. The mix was similar in thickness and texture to a coarse plaster. Daubing was apllied over chinking which was basically a filler for the voids formed between logs, particularly on hewn and dovet…ailed structures. The chinking material was again a material which could be locally harvested such as moss or split and riven cedar strips. This traditional process of chinking and daubing provided some degree of insulation and and cut down on drafs. The daubing, being exposed to the elements, tended to weather quickly, particularly in climates with a freeze thaw cycle and required routine patching or replacement. Today most people confuse daubing with chinking if they even know what either of them is. This is mostly due to the modern day equivilent of daubing being a product named perma-chink. The perma-chink is an acyrlic based cocking while the modern day chinking which it is intended to be applied over is strip or backer rod of foam. Daubing was also used in traditional building style known as wattle and daub where the wattle was a trellis work of thin branches which the lime or clay daub was plastered over with and supported by. What sets this daubing apart form that previously mentioned in log building was straw as both bonding fibre and cheap insulative filler. This was commonly used as a crude manner of infilling timber frames for protection against the elelments. This humble vernacular tradition evolved over the years and reached its height of sophistication in Tudor England. (MORE)
Andrew Jackson was likely the first president to be born in a log cabin. However, nobody is quite sure where he was born- he may have been born in a wagon. Zachary Taylor is the next possibility but there is also uncertainly about where he was born. Millard Fillmore was the first whose log cabin… birth is a certainty James A. Garfield, the 20th President, was the last of seven presidents to be born in a log cabin. The seven Presidents are Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S grant, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, and James Garfield. (MORE)
Andrew Jackson was the first sitting President to take a train ride. His birthplace is not known, but if is was a log cabin, he would be the first to be so born. It is known that the previous presidents were not born in a log cabin.
A log cabin is typically a structure built from wood, similar to a house. They were used as an early form of housing and were typical of frontier settlements. As the name indicates, they are made of logs which are notched at each end and stacked cross-wise to form the walls of each room. The logs …might be sawed or chopped a the sides to make them square. The logs were then chinked with clay or mud and windows and doors were cut and framed in. The roofs were often made of split logs or sometimes thatched over a log framework. After saw mills were set up, board siding could be added and roofs could be made of boards and covered with wooden shingles. You can still get them today, they're seeing a resurgance, especially in holiday locations such as the Lake District in the UK. They're also now quite popular in the garden as a way of creating alternative space, such as a games room or music studio.s/ (MORE)
Andrew Jackson was the first US President to live in a log cabin.Jackson was the seventh President of the United States.
A log cabin is a small house built from logs. It is a fairly simple type of log house . A distinction should be drawn between the traditional meanings of "log cabin" and "log house." "Log cabin" generally denotes a simple one, or one-and-one-half story structure, somewhat impermanent, and less fini…shed or less architecturally sophisticated. A "log cabin" was usually constructed with round rather than hewn , or hand-worked, logs, and often it was the first generation home building erected quickly for frontier shelter. Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin. Some people today still live in log cabins. (MORE)
Make a frame out of popsicle sticks. An adult may trim the sticks to different sizes. Cut small strips of brown construction paper. Wrap the paper around a pencil to make a tube. Tape the tube so the ends will stay in place. Slide the paper tube off of the pencil and attach them one on top of the ot…her to the wood frame with glue. (MORE)
Pick a location and mark off dimensions on logs. This is very important. Get a good sharp chain saw, saw out the dimensions, add, framing for the window and trim with molding of choice.
Andrew Jackson was the first president who lived on the frontier and lived in log cabins from time to time. He may have been born in a log cabin, but if not, he must have lived in a log cabin after he moved to western Tennessee. He was the first who might have been called a "log cabin president".
Log cabins were introduced in America in Delaware in the 1770s by Swedish and Finnish immigrants. Since then, these buildings spread throughout America. Such was its popularity not only homes, but schools, churches, barns and commercial buildings came to be constructed from the records. Many America…n presidents such as Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson were born in log cabins. (from homebuildingkits.org) (MORE)
Fillmore and Lincoln were born in log cabins. I am not sure of the definition of cabin, but Andrew Johnson and Grant were born in very small houses.
The cabins used in PBS's "Frontier House" were left in their original locations. The CONTENTS of those houses (furniture, clothing, bedding, dishes, pots, pans, tools, etc.) however, were moved to the open-air museum at Nevada City, Montana, about 2 miles west of Virginia City. You cannot go into th…e cabins where these items are displayed, but you can view them thru the windows, and all are very recognizable to fans of the show. We saw them about 10 years ago. As far as I know, they are still there. (MORE)
No one is sure where exactly Jackson was born. A log cabin is a distinct possibility, I think.
Most likely John Adams was born in a log cabin. He was born onOctober 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts. Births at that timewere done at home and the common home type was log cabin.
well it hasn't really been proven but if you think you have strong enough beech tree treatment then i would definetly give it a try. so since it hasn't been proven my answer would be maybe.
Andrew Jackson is probably the man you have in mind. He was the first to be nominated at a national convention and to run for a national party and he had lived in a log cabin from time to time when he was young.
\n. \n. \nBack when, they used mud with straw added to it to keep it from cracking and falling out. \nThe residents would have to repair the exterior every year.
Abraham Lincoln was the only President born in KY and he was born in a log cabin.
Yes- he was born in a primitive log cabin in Hardin County, KY.Replicas of his birth cabin have been constructed there as well aselsewhere.
Log Cabin Act, 1841 . Legalized squatting. Anyone who could prove that they had settled on and improved the land and erected a dwelling on it could purchase up to 160 acres at $1.25 per acre. . Privileged settlement over cash revenue for government. . Privileged settler over speculator. . But wa…s used to file fraudulent land claims. (MORE)
The first log cabin was invented by this Indian guy name Raj Kumar Gupta. He had moved to Scandinavia with his wife, his 2 sons, and his daughter. He needed a home so he built a log cabin even though it took him days.
Granted the right to anyone settling on land which was surveyed but not available to sale, the right to purchase 160 acres at the minimum price when the auction was held.
No - at least two and likely three or four presidents before Lincoln were born in log cabins.
They could be pretty much any size. Typically they would be something in the area of 20 by 40 feet with a loft. The idea would be to have the longest logs be the length of the home. The log cabins were built by cowboys and cattlemen at regular intervals. The logs were sawed and packed with mud cl…ay , a roof with a chimney and a blanket for a door , wood for heating and can food kept them from blizzards. (MORE)
you could use gorilla glue and over 1000 popcicle sticks and time to make one
Log Cabins are certainly used today. People still ive in them in various parts of the world although you'll find though that many modern uses are actually in gardens as a cheap alternative to building extensions. They are often turned into Artists studios, games rooms, hobby rooms or office spaces.
Several American Presidents were born in log cabins includingLincoln, Andrew Jackson and James Buchannan. William Henry Harrisonduring the 1840 election lied about being born in a log cabin.
No. She was the daughter of the Algonquin chief Powhatan and given some credit for helping Jamestown settlers. In 1613 she was taken hostage by Sir Thomas Dale who was at war with her father. While a hostage she converted to Christianity by the Rev. Alexander Whitaker and was baptized "Rebecca." In …1614 she met John Rolfe a colonist and recent widower. A truce between her father and Dale was signed in 1622. . The Virgina Company of London wanted to attract new settlers so they brought the Rolfe's and their young son Thomas to England in 1616. She met many of the era's major figures and was presented at court as well had her portrait painted. She took ill while there and died March 1617. Her grave is in Gravesend, England. (MORE)
The United States President who was born in a log cabin in theNorth Carolina frontier was Andrew Jackson. He was born in 1767 toAndrew and Elizabeth Jackson.
Hardwoods were preferable to evergreens. Pine trees and such are soft and easier to work, but they don't last as long, they decompose after a few years, and they have all that sticky sap all over them. They're a greater fire hazard too. Chestnut was best, but oak, maple and hickory were all good. Bu…t, you'd have to use whatever was available, close enough to your building site. (MORE)
He was born in a log house in 1805. I think the house wasreasonably large and comfortable. His parents moved to a new housesoon after he was born.
I'm not really sure, but I think they used it because it symbolized the west.
To this date, Fairmont Le ChÃ¢teau Montebello in Montebello, Quebec,Canada, is the largest log building in the world. It was built in1930 using 10,000 Western red cedar logs.
On the US frontier they were built wherever there were settlers and trees big enough to make cabins out of, which mostly means the Mid West .
Lincoln , Fillmore, Buchanan and Garfield were definitely born in log cabins. The exact birthplace of Jackson and Taylor is not known. Jackson is likely to have been born in a log cabin- Taylor less likely but quite possibly. Andrew Johnson was born in a small log house. Grant was born in a very sma…ll house that was partially made of logs, I think. William Henry Harrison may have lived in a log house for awhile when he first went to Indiana. (MORE)
This was done by people in ancient times and we do not know who first made a log cabin.
Andrew Jackson was the first president to be born in a log cabin and ride a train. assuming that he was born in a log cabin and such is certainly possible. However, his exact birthplace is unknown. He might have been born in wagon .
NO - Monroe was born in a comfortable house for its day on a plantation in Virginia.
I think that they are just plain ol' architect. One may major more in log cabins but no there isn't any real name for one,
I'm sure many people have been born in a log cabin in Kentucky. Abraham Lincoln is someone famous.
No --The myth came from the cabin and hard cider slogan whichhelped with the 1840 election. He came from what might be calledVirginia nobility who had big houses and plantations.
Millard Fillmore would be a good guess. He was born in a log cabin, but the guess concerns how many before him. were born in a log cabin. It is rather likely but not certain. that Andrew Jackson was born in a log cabin. Zachary Taylor may also have been born in a log cabin, so he may be second. I…f neither Jackson not Taylor was in fact born in a log cabin, then Fillmore would be first and James Buchanan w ould be second. (MORE)
No, Obama was born in a hospital in Honolulu and never lived in a log cabin.
Not exactly Andrew Johnson was the 17th president and he was born in a cabin in Raleigh, NC, that was part of an inn. It was not a typical log cabin. It may have been built of logs, but siding was added to the outside, so it did not look like a log cabin. See the related link for a replica that has …been built on the site of his birthplace. (MORE)
Yes. The 17th president was Andrew Johnson and he was born in a log cabin in NC.
Log cabins are usually constructed with softwood such as cedars and spruces. Softwood is amazing at keeping heat in. They are relatively inexpensive and make attractive cabins, like the ones you find in boy scouts camp.
James Buchanan was born in a log cabin in Pennsylvania. He is the only US president from PA.