His name ?

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This writer was born with the name Edgar Allan Poe. Where did he get the Allan part of his name from?

-- Anonymous, January 16, 2002


Edgar Allan Poe got the Allan part of his name from his adopted parent John Allan, a prosperous merchant of Richmond, Virginia. Which Poe wasn't legally adopted by John Allan. I hope I answered your question Brian.

-- Anonymous, January 16, 2002

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