Edgar Allan Poe
It was On This Day in 1809 in
, that a literary
great was born. Edgar Allen Poe was born today to a pair of travelling actors. Boston,
Poe’s parents had both died by the time he was just three years old. He left
to live with his
godfather, John Allan. Allan was a tobacco merchant in Boston .
Poe’s brother and sister, both older, went to live with other families. William
Henry Leonard Poe, a poet as well, is his brother. Rosalie Poe, his sister,
taught penmanship at a girls’ school. Richmond, Virginia
Edgar Allan Poe is born. This Day in History. History.com. 19 January 1809.
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016