Maria Clemm (Poe)

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Maria Poe

Also Known As: "Muddy"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Death: February 16, 1871 (80)
Church Home, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David Poe, Sr. and Virginia "Eliza" Poe
Wife of William Clemm, Jr.
Mother of Henry Clemm and Virginia Eliza Poe
Sister of William Adam Poe; George Washington Poe; John Hancock Poe; David Poe Jr.; Samuel Poe and 4 others

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About Maria Clemm (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

March 17, 1790
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
September 10, 1818
Age 28
August 15, 1822
Age 32
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
February 16, 1871
Age 80
Church Home, Baltimore, Maryland, USA