Maria Poe

Deceased Person

1790 – 1871

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Who was Maria Poe?

Maria Poe Clemm was aunt to author Edgar Allan Poe, and mother to Virginia Eliza Clemm, Poe's wife, making her also Edgar's mother-in-law. She was the younger sister to Edgar's father David Poe, Jr.Called "Muddy" by Edgar, she loved him as her own son, lovingly calling him "Eddy". She served as a much-needed mother figure to him in much of his adult life, cared for the sickly Virginia, and managed a household for the couple from 1829 until the deaths of Virginia in 1847 and Edgar in 1849.She lived to the enviable age of 80.

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Born
Mar 17, 1790
Also known as
  • Maria Clemm
  • Maria Poe Clemm
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Died
Feb 16, 1871
Resting place
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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