Bertie Melinda Sharp was born on September 20, 1895 in Adona, Perry Co, Arkansas. She was the daughter of George Monroe Sharp and Mary Etta Morris Sharp. She married M G(Martin George) Raby on December 22, 1912 in Ada, Conway Co, AR. She and Martin Raby had one child, Leonia Belle Raby. After the death of Martin George Raby; she married Alonzo Poe on August 18, 1928 in Adona, Perry Co, AR. She and Alonzo had four children; three daughter and one son.