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Was Edgar Allan Poe adopted

-- Anonymous, October 15, 2004


yes he was by his aunt and cousin which he married when she was 13.

-- Anonymous, October 15, 2004

His father's name was David Poe Junior, he was raised by one, John Allan. Hence the 'Allan' in his name.

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-- Anonymous, October 16, 2004

My text book says that Poe was orphaned at two years of age and was taken in-but never adopted-by a wealthy family in Richmond, Virginia. It doesn't state whether or not it was his aunt and uncle.

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2004

yes he was adopted at the age of 13 years old

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2004

Yes, Edgar Allen Poe was adopted. In my note he was adopted by a man named John Allen. He took Poe in at the age of 3 years-old. John Allen was a prosperous merchant in Richmond, Va.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2004

Poe was never OFFICIALLY adopted. His uncle John Allan took him in and raised him. His aunt loved him unconditionally, wheras his uncle and him tended to fight and not get along. Poe chose to take the Allan name, but there was no formal document that says he was adopted. He was simply "taken in."

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2004

Poe was never adopted. Altough the Allan family took him in and cared for him they never adopted him. Poe accompanied them on their travels to and from England and had a very good relationship with John Allan's first wife. Despite this is place in the Allan household was an uncertain one.

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004

Yes he was because His stepdad was my great-great-great-great grandpa

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2004

I really need help on my english project. I've research, but i don't understand what human qualities were most influential in shaping the way Poe lived and influenced his time. Also, what are two most important lessons people can learn from the way Poe lived. Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2004

Edgar Allan Poe was never adopted by anyone. The Allans took him in when his mother died of TB only a month before he turned 3 years old. They were not related to the Poes. His middle name was not Allan, he started using the name himself. John Allan never really accepted him as a son and his wife apparently tried to overcompensate for that. She was overindulgent to say the least. They eventually had their own, biological children, and when John Allan died, he left Poe out of his will. John Allan, were he alive today, would probably be dumbfounded and more than a little aggravated that his name has survied through the last 155 years, but only because of his association with Edgar Allan Poe! Poe's wife was his first cousin Virginia Clemm and he married her when she was only 13 years old.

-- Anonymous, November 19, 2004

impossibal edgar never had any children

-- Anonymous, February 11, 2005

duh, you are such dumb idiots, I thought that this would be a "helpful" website, but I was totally wrong. I know more stuff than all of you put together!

-- Anonymous, February 15, 2005

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