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What is the history of Poe's name?
-- Anonymous, September 11, 2002
Edgar Allan Poe was born (January 19th) 1809 in Boston as the second son of Elizabeth Arnold and David Jr. Poe. His father went away in October 1809, his mother died in 1811. After his mothers death he came to a childless couple, called Frances and John Allan. This is where he got his name from.
-- Anonymous, September 12, 2002