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BiographyEdgar Poe was born 19 January 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States to David Poe (1784-1811) and Elizabeth Arnold (1787-1811) and died 7 October 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of unspecified causes. He married Virginia Eliza Clemm (1822-1847) 16 May 1836 in Richmond, Virginia, United States.
The Allans served as a foster family and gave him the name "Edgar Allan Poe", though they never formally adopted him. [Wikipedia]