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William Henry Leonard Poe
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1807
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1831
Baltimore
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

Older brother of writer Edgar Poe, "Henry Poe," as he was called, was himself a published poet. Orphaned as a child, he was taken in by his grandparents in Baltimore (his brother and sister were taken in by unrelated families in Richmond). He became a professional sailor on the USS Macedonian, which took him to the West Indies, the Mediterranean, and Russia. After a short, unsuccessful career as a law clerk, he began publishing poems in 1827 as well as a short story, "The Pirate," based on his younger brother's failed teenage romance with a woman named Sarah Elmira Royster. The two Poe brothers maintained a casual correspondence while growing up. For a time, they may have lived together with family in Baltimore as Edgar prepared for a stint at West Point. It is speculated that Henry struggled with alcoholism. He died of tuberculosis at age 24 and was buried in a family-owned plot near his grandfather. It remains unmarked. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Poe (1784 - 1811)
  Elizabeth Arnold Poe (1787 - 1811)
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Leonard Poe (1807 - 1831)
  Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)**
  Rosalie Mackenzie Poe (1810 - 1874)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Westminster Burial Ground
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Midnightdreary
Record added: Nov 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43790968
William Henry Leonard Poe
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William Henry Leonard Poe
Added by: Carol Lynds
 
William Henry Leonard Poe
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