Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809 to the parent of Elizabeth Arnold Poe (maiden name Hopkins) and her husband David Poe, Jr. Elizabeth, commonly referred to as Eliza, and David met while working together at Mr. Placide’s Theatre Company out of Boston. The decided to get married while on tour in 1806, and together had three children-William Henry Leonard, Edgar, and their little sister Rosalie (Edgar Allan Poe Par. 12). Shortly after the birth of Rose, the couple parted. It is a common belief that Mr. Poe was an alcoholic and chose the dri...
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