Edgar A. Poe
By: Ashley Homan
Edgar A. Poe was Born in Boston on January 19, 1809.
He was the middle child, his brother named William and his sister named Rosalie
Both of his parents died within three years after his birth
In result he was taken in by a wealthy tobacco
merchant named John Allen and his wife Frances Valentine Allen.
His brother and sister were taken in by other families.
John Allen wanted him to follow in his footsteps but Poe had dreams of being a poet.
1829- west point
1835- southern literary messenger
1838- magazine editor
1840- tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque