About David Poe of Dring
David Poe was a farmer and an oveerseer of Parish roads. It is possible that he was descended from the Dr. Leonard Poe who was the official physican for King James I and later for King Charles I.
The following information was found in the Archive Library in Raleigh, N. Carolina:
David Poe was the son of John and namesake and grandson of David Poe of the Scotch Covenanter of 1667. Father of Alexander, John, and daughter Anne and great-great grandfather of Edgar Allen Poe.
David Poe, of Dring, was a tenant farmer of "fair circumstances" on the estate of the Maxwell family. At the turn of the century (1900), the townland of Dring contained 180 acres, 3r. 19p. statute measure, of which 12 acres 2r. 37p. were under water. Between 1720 and 1731 he was one of the overseers of the Parish of Kildallon and at the same period he was a member of the parish vestry. In 1741 he entered into the customary marriage bond of his son John Poe with Jane McBride, of Drumully Parrish, County Fermanagh. Among the court documents of Kimore is the original will of David Poe. His will was made August 25, 1742, and proved September 22, 1742. In his will he named his wife Sarah, his daughter Anne, wife of Archibald Scott; his son Alexander, then in America; Mary Cowan; and his son John. Sarah, his wife, was co-executrix with his daughter Anne. To his son Alexander who settled and improved lands in the Manor Maske, Marsh Creek, Pennsylvania, about 1739, was left s5 sterling. To his son John was give about 42 acres of arable land, sheep, farm and home effects. ( From "Edgar Allan Poe: The Man" by Mary E. Phillips. Copyright 1954 by Mary E. Phillips.)
David Poe, Scotch-Irish from the Parish of Fenwick, in Ayrshire, Scotland, intermarried with Allans and Galts. They belonged to the Scotch Protestants who migrated to Ireland, Dring, in Parish of Kildallen, County Cavan.
The following information is found in "Poe Pages" , Vol. 2, p. 7 and was submitted by Janet M. Kademan, Davenport, Iowa:
David Poe's will, dated Aug. 25, 1742 ( died 1743) describes him as of "Dring Parish of Kildallon, County Cavan, Farmer." In the old vestry book of Killdallon he is mentioned as the overseer of roads in the parish, and in the minutes of April 12, 1726, he signs himself as "David Pooe". He married Sara, surname unknown. They had issue: John Poe, 1720-1756, married Jane McBride. Alexander Poe, born in Ireland and emigrated to America. Anne Poe married Archibald Scott.
David Poe of Dring's Timeline
Dring, Kildallon Parrish, Cavan, Ireland
Dring, Cavan, Ireland
County Cavan, Irland
September 22, 1742
Dring, Parish, Cavan, Ireland
Cavan, Dring, Ireland