About Rosalie MacKenzie Poe
Rosalie Mackenzie Poe (1810-1874), born Rosalie Poe, was best known as the younger sister of American author Edgar Allan Poe.
After the deaths of their parents, the children were split up. While Henry lived with family in Baltimore, Maryland, Rosalie and Edgar were placed in the care of adopted families. Rosalie was adopted by William Mackenzie and his wife in Richmond, Virginia, who gave Rosalie her middle name. Poe was adopted by the Allans.
Of the three siblings, only Rosalie lived to relative old age. Henry died in 1931 when he was 24, and Edgar died in 1849 when he was 39. -------------------- adopted by William and Jane Scott Mackenzie in Richmond after her mother's death. Described as Backwards she may have been retarded.
Rosalie Poe's Timeline
November 20, 1810
Norflolk, , Virginia, USA
July 21, 1874
Washington City, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA