David Poe, Sr.

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David Poe, Sr.

Also Known As: "General Poe"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Dring, Parish Kildallon, Cavan, Ireland
Death: October 17, 1816 (70-78)
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Poe and Jane Poe
Husband of Virginia "Eliza" Poe
Father of William Adam Poe; George Washington Poe; John Hancock Poe; David Poe Jr.; Samuel Poe and 5 others
Brother of George Poe, Sr.; Robert Poe; Samuel Poe; Jane Poe; Hester Poe and 4 others

Occupation: Revolutionary war: Assistant Deputy Quartermaster General of Baltimore
Managed by: David Bachman
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About David Poe, Sr.

SAR Membership: 61674

David Poe Sr. (1742-1816) was best known as the grandfather of American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe. He was also the father of Maria Poe Clemm (1790-1871), who would be Edgar Allan Poe's aunt and the mother of his first cousin/wife Virginia Poe.

David Poe Sr. was a soldier in the American Revolution and was known to George Washington. He also served as Assistant Deputy Quartermaster for the city of Baltimore. Although he was never a general, he was often called "General Poe".


Was a Quartermaster General for the City of Baltimore in the American Revolution.

Note: Also a close friend of General La Fayette.

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David Poe, Sr.'s Timeline

Cavan, Ireland
August 25, 1776
Age 34
Maryland, USA
March 2, 1780
Age 38
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
August 21, 1782
Age 40
Culpeper, Virginia
July 18, 1784
Age 42
Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
December 21, 1787
Age 45
March 17, 1790
Age 48
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
September 26, 1792
Age 50
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Age 55
North Carolina, USA