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Maria Poe

Born: Mar 17, 1790

Death: Feb 16, 1871

Nationality: United States

Maria Poe

Date of Birth : Mar 17, 1790
Date of Death : Feb 16, 1871

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.

Also known as

  • Maria Clemm
  • Maria Poe Clemm


  • David Poe Sr.


  • William Clemm, Jr.


  • Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
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