Eliza Arnold was born to Henry and Elizabeth Arnold in London in the spring of 1787.Her mother was a stage actress in London from 1791 to 1795. In November 1795, only mother and daughter sailed from England to the United States, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts on January 3, 1796
At the University of Virginia, Edgar Allan Poe accumulated large gambling debts.
Matriculated- to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university Allan married his second wife, Louisa Patterson in October 1830. Following some serious quarrels with his father over Allan’s illegitimate children, Poe was disowned by John Allan. Poe left West Point by purposely getting court-martialed.
At the age of twenty-six, Edgar Allan Poe married his thirteen year-old cousin.Their marriage was never consummated.Her tuberculosis (which led to her death in 1847) exacerbated his drinking.While singing at the piano, his wife Virginia began to bleed from the mouth—a symptom of tuberculosis. The disease that had killed his parents and his brother now seemed poise to strike his wife as well. (Father’s death is assumed, but remains a mystery) Fall of 1848, Poe proposed marriage to the poet Sarah Helen Whitman. Whitman agreed to marry him on the condition that he quit drinking. The wedding was called off a month later.Sons of Temperance a nineteenth-century version of Alcoholics Anonymous
Some say Poe was actually found in the gutter.
The obituary was written by his greatest literary rival, a man named Rufus Wilmot Griswold.
English 102 6p.m. Edgar allan poe
Born in 1787
Actress, Literary Folk
sailed from England to the
United States, arriving in
Boston, Massachusetts on
January 3, 1796
David Poe Jr. was born
July 18, 1784
Was trained to be a
Defied parents to fulfill
his ambitions to become
Born Edgar Poe, January 19, 1809
Middle child of three children
Father abandons family in 1810
Mother dies from Tuberculosis in 1811
Edgar “Allan” Poe
Edgar was adopted
John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan
As a mark of respect, Edgar took up 'Allan' as a
The family sailed to Britain in 1815
Grammar school in Irvine, Scotland 1815
Boarding school in Chelsea
Reverend John Bransby’s Manor House
School at Stoke Newington
February 1826, University of Virginia to
In May, 1827, Poe was enlisted in United States
Army as a private.
Poe registered himself with the name, Edgar A. Perry
of age 22
In 1827, he published his first book, “Tamerlane
and Other Poems”.
In 1829, Poe published his second book, “Al
Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems”.
He traveled to West Point, where he
matriculated as a cadet on July 1, 1830
In, 1831, Poe published his third volume of
In December 1835, Poe was hired as the editor
of the Southern Literary Messenger
Poe secretly married his cousin, Virginia Clemm
on September 22, 1835.
Virginia Clemm dies on January 30, 1847
In 1849, Poe traveled to Richmond to convince
his childhood sweetheart Elmira Royster Shelton
to marry him.
In 1849, Poe joined the Sons of Temperance, a
social organization that forbade drinking
On 3 October 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was
found in a Baltimore street.
Poe was found semi-conscious and wearing
clothes that didn't fit him.
Poe spent four days in a delirious state
before perishing on 7 October 1849.
He was 40 years old.
Poe’s death is actually shrouded in mystery
as no one actually knows the cause.
That incredibly nasty appraisal ran six days
after Poe was found, disheveled and
unconscious, in the gutter of a Baltimore
street. Poe lived, barely, for four more
delirious days before dying of causes still
Poe wrote in his final letter to his foster
father in 1833. "If you will only consider in
what a situation I am placed you will surely
pity me — without friends, without any
means, consequently of obtaining
employment, I am perishing — absolutely
perishing for want of aid. . . . For God's sake
pity me, and save me from destruction
I became insane, with long intervals of
All that we see or seem is but a dream within
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out
of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.