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William Allan (12 Nov. 1837-17 Sep. 1889)

William Allan was born in Winchester, VA. He was the son of Thomas Allan (1802-1873) of Winchester, and his wife, Jane Dowdell (or Dowdall) George Allan (1803-1862). (Gunter; Findagrave.com) After attending a local school for his early education, William Allan … Continue reading

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Allan Family (Richmond, VA)

John Allan (1779-1834), Scottish immigrant and a tobacco merchant in Richmond, VA, and his first wife, Frances Keeling (Valentine) Allan (1784-1829), had no children of their own. In 1811, the couple took three-year-old Edgar Poe into their care, though they … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe (19 Jan. 1809-7 Oct. 1849)

Edgar Poe was born in Boston, MA, the son of David Poe, Jr. of Baltimore (1784-1811) and his wife, Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins of London, England (1787-1811). Both husband and wife were actors, though David Poe was the son of a … Continue reading

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