Jul. 18, 1784 Baltimore Baltimore County Maryland, USA
Dec. 11, 1811 Norfolk 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.