Life of Poe : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Did he have any children? I need this information for a report. If so, what were their names? What was his younger siblling's name?

-- Anonymous, January 08, 2002



There is no historical evidence, factual, circumstantial or testimonial in nature, that would support any assurance that Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) ever fathered any children by his wife, Virginia (1822-1836), or by any other female companion. In fact, the same would apply to his older brother, William Henry Leonard Poe (1807-1831). Edgar's younger sister, Rosalie McKenzie Poe (1810-1874) lived into her mid-sixties but never married and never had children. Those who profess to be a direct descendant of Edgar Allan Poe or of Edgar's siblings, are in error.


-- Anonymous, January 10, 2002

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