Edger Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston where his mother had been employed as an actress. Elizabeth Arnold Poe died in Richmond on December 8, 1811, and Edger was taken into the family of John Allan, a member of the firm of Ellis and Allan, the tobacco-merchants.
In Boston on May 26, 1827, Poe was enlisted in the Union States Army as a private using the name Edger A. Perry.
Meanwhile, Poe published a second book of poetry in 1829: All Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems. After another quarrel with Allan (who had married a second wife in 1830), Poe no longer received aid from his foster father. Poe then took the only method of release from the Academy, and got himself dismissed on March 6, 1831. In his later years, Poe was interested in several women. They include the poetess, Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman, Mrs. Charles Richmond, and the window, Mrs. Sarah Elmira Shelton, whom he had known in his boyhood as Miss Royster. The circumstances of Poe's death remain a mystery. After a visit to Norfolk and Richmond for lectures, he was found in Baltimore in a pitiable condition and was taken unconscious to a hospital where he died on Sunday, October 7, 1849. He was buried in the yard of Westimnster Presbyterian Church in Balimore, Maryland.
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