Maria Poe (1790 - 1871) MP

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Nicknames: "Muddy"
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Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Death: Died in Church Home, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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About 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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Maria Clemm (Poe)'s Timeline

1790
March 17, 1790
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1817
July 13, 1817
Age 27
1818
September 10, 1818
Age 28
1820
1820
Age 29
1822
August 13, 1822
Age 32
St Paul, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
1871
February 16, 1871
Age 80
Church Home, Baltimore, Maryland, USA