Edgar Allen Poe

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    Poe's Life

  • Poe's Sister

    Poe's Sister
    Poe's sister Rosalie is born. Shortly after her birth, or possibly even before it, David Poe deserts the family, leaving Poe's mother alone with three children. Making matters worse, Elizabeth Poe soon falls ill with TeBurculosis
  • Orphaned

    Poe was Orphaned And addopted by John Allen. his addoptive father who never loved him (http://www.shmoop.com/poe/timeline.html)
  • Parent's Death

    Parent's Death
    Elizabeth Arnold Poe dies of tuberculosis in Richmond, Virginia. Within days, David Poe also dies of tuberculosis. With no parents to take care of them, the three children of the family are split up. Henry goes to live with his paternal grandparents. A Richmond couple, John and Frances Allan, take in Edgar as a foster child. Rosalie is taken in by another Richmond family named Mackenzie. Both Edgar and Rosalie adopt their foster families' names as their middle names.
  • Poe's Family Travels to England

    Poe's Family Travels  to England
    Poe is enrolled in an English boarding school.
  • Back to the USA

    Back  to  the USA
    Five years after leaving America for England, the Allans return to Richmond, Virginia.
  • First Poem

    First Poem
    A fifteen-year-old Edgar Allan Poe pens his first known poem: "Last night, with many cares & toils oppres'd,/ Weary, I laid me on a couch to rest."31
  • Poe's enrolles in College

    Poe enrolls midway through the academic year at the University of Virginia, which had opened less than a year before.
  • Seperates from the Allens

    Splits With Allans
    After running up a $2,000 gambling debt while at college, Poe gets into an argument with his foster father when John Allan refuses to give him money to settle the debt. Poe ditches college and the Allans. He moves to Baltimore to join relatives there.