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David Poe, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1784
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1811
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA

Actor. Father of Edgar Allan Poe, writer, poet. Son of David Poe, Sr. who was born in Ireland (1742-1817) and Elizabeth Cairnes (1756-1835). His first career study was law, but soon left against his family wishes to pursue an acting career. He met Elizabeth Arnold in the year 1806 and married her the same year. In the summer of 1809, after receiving several bad reviews on his work in New -York, he is said to have left his wife and their three children to find work. He and his wife died when their son was only 3 years old. David Poe was last known to have appeared on stage on October 18, 1809, leaving Edgar and two other children, William Leonard Poe and Rosalie Poe. 
Family links: 
  David Poe (1743 - 1816)
  Elizabeth Cairnes Poe (1756 - 1835)
  William Henry Leonard Poe (1807 - 1831)*
  Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)*
  Rosalie Mackenzie Poe (1810 - 1874)*
  David Poe (1784 - 1811)
  Maria Poe Clemm (1790 - 1871)*
  Elizabeth Poe Herring (1792 - 1822)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Harvey Kligora
Originally Created by: Mz Fish
Record added: Oct 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42847593

- Angel
 Added: Dec. 16, 2015
You had a brother name Alexander Cairns Poe who history has tried to forget. I will make sure that you are remembered here after.
- Cyndy Lou Vining Dean
 Added: Dec. 1, 2015

- J Spencer
 Added: Mar. 6, 2014
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