Edgar A. Poe, Esq., the distinguished American poet, scholar and critic.
Portrait, John Allan. Edgar was taken in by John Allan and his wife Frances. Although they never formally adopted him, they raised Edgar as their own and, when Edgar was baptized, he took on "Allan" as his middle name. (Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
Portrait of Maria Clemm. In 1836, Poe married his cousin Virginia Clemm, who was barely in her teens. His aunt, Maria Clemm, became his mother-in-law. (Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
Recovery of Mary Roger's body. Young Mary Rogers's murder created a sensation among New York City newspapers. Poe's story, "The Mystery of Marie Roget" presented the facts of the Mary Rogers murder and, through Dupin, Poe's own solution to the crime.
Edgar Allan Poe
Grave of Edgar Allan Poe. It would not be until 1875 that a marker would be placed over Poe's remains, and later the remains of his wife Virginia and Maria Clemm were added to the site.
Poe statue by Moses Ezekiel