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  David Poe was born in 1645 in County Armagh, Ireland, he died in 1742 in Dring, in the Parish of Kildallon,County Caven, Ireland. David married Sarah Clifford. They had 3 children; Alexander Poe b.1675, Anna Poe b.1710 and John Poe b.1717.
David Poe was a tenant farmer of fair circumstances on the estate of The Maxwell family in Dring, County Caven, Ireland. He was member of the vestry of the Parish of Kildallon and between the years 1720 and 1731 he was one of the overseers of roads in the parish.
In his will dated the 25th of August, 1742, he bequethed to his wife, together with his son-in-law, Archibald Scott and Anne Scott, his wife, one half of his holdings, being a fourth part of Dring, together with all movables then in his possession; to his son Alexander, the sum of $5 sterling; to Mary Cowan, the sum of $3 sterling and to his son, John, about forty-two acres of land, ten head of sheep and one-half of farm and home effects. His wife Sarah was appointed sole executrix of the will.
David Poe died in the course of the following year and on Sept. 22, 1742 his will was proved in the Consistorial Court of Kilmore, by his widow, Sarah Poe.




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  Alexander Poe (David) was born in 1675 in Ireland, date of death unknown. He was the son of David Poe and Sarah Clifford. Alexander married Margaret Unknown. They had 6 children; William Poe b.1721, Samuel Poe, John Poe, Sarah Poe, Mary Poe and Margaret Poe.

Alexander emigrated to America abt. 1739, he settled and improved lands in the Manor Maske,Marsh Creek, Pennsylvania.




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  John Poe (David) was born in 1717 in Dring, Caven Co., Ireland, he died in 1756 in Baltimore Co., Maryland. He was the son of David Poe and Sarah Clifford. John married Jane McBride, dau. of Robert McBride and Unknown. David and Jane had 3 children; David Poe b.1742, George Poe b.1744 and William Poe b.1755.

John was a member of Presbyterian Congregation that worshipped in Croghan, which is situate near the town of Killeshandra and about 3 and a-half mile from Dring. It is believed that John and his family emigrated to America abt 1749 or 1750. He purchased a farm in Lancastor Co., Pennsylvania. The family later moved to Cecil Co., Maryland, settling in the Baltimore area.




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  William Poe (Alexander, David) was born in 1721 in Ireland, date of death unknown. He was the son of Alexander Poe and Margaret Unknown. William married Lydia Unknown. They had 2 children; Samuel Poe b.1738 and William Poe.
It is believed that William settled in Culpepper Co., Virginia in 1742.




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  David Poe (John,David) was born in 1742 in Ireland, he died in 1816 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of John Poe and Jane McBride. David married Elizabeth Cairnes. They had 6 children; George Washington Poe  b.1782, David Poe Jr. b.1784, Maria Poe b.1790, Elizabeth Poe b.1792, John Hancock Poe and Samuel Poe.
David Poe supported his family as a wheel-wright as well as being involved in several other businesses after moving to Baltimore. He served in the War of Independence and in Sept., 1799 he was appointed Deputy-Assistant Quatermaster-General on the Baltimore lines. From holding this post he was afterward known in his family as "General Poe".



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  Samuel Poe (William, Alexander, David) was born in 1738 in Ireland, he died in 1819 in Culpeper Co.,Virginia. He was the son of William Poe and Lydia Unknown. Samuel married (1) Feby Settle bef.1766, he married  Margaret Phoebe King in 1768. They had 8 children; Stephen W. Poe b.1770, William B. Poe b.1772, Francis Poe b.1775, Tryphena Poe b.1776, John Samuel Poe b.1780, Susanna (Nancy Anna) Poe b.1783, Rebecca Poe b.1789 and James Poe b.1815.
Samuel fought in the French and Indian War, He was wounded in the knee in Braddock's Defeat in 1775, an injury he never fully recovered from. He also served in the Revolutionary War, he was shown in the Company of Captian Thomas Waggoner of Fort Holland, northwest of Winchester. He served as a Private in Captian Moses Hawkins 14th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Regulars, commanded by Colonel Charles Lewis.
After serving in the Revoluntary War, Samuel returned to his home in Culpeper Co., Virginia, where he remained for the rest of his life. He and his family lived in the portion of Rappahonok Co. that was once a part of Culpeper Co. in the area that is known as Poe's Mountian and Poe's Road.



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  David Poe Jr. (David,John,David) was born July 18 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland, he died in 1811 in Norfolk, Virgina. He was the son of David Poe and Elizabeth Cairnes. David married Elizabeth Arnold, she was born in 1787 in Boston, Massachusetts, she died on Dec 8 1811 in Richmond, Virginia. David and Elizabeth had 3 children; William Henry Poe b.1807, Edgar Allen Poe b.1809 and Rosalie Mackenzie Poe b.1810.
David was trained for the law, but after his marriage to actress, Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins,  he left the law profession to become an actor. This caused an estrangement between him and his father, "General' Poe.



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  Marie Poe (David,John,David) was born on March 17, 1790, date of death unknown. She was the daughter of David Poe and Elizabeth Cairnes. Marie married William Clemm Jr. on July 13, 1817 in Baltimore, Maryland. They had 2 children; Henry Clemm b.1818 and Virginia Eliza Clemm b.1822.




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  WIlliam B. Poe (Samuel,William,Alexander,David) was born in 1772 in Taylor Co., Virginia, he died in 1846 in Faquier Co., Virginia. He was the son of  Samuel Poe and Margaret Phoebe King. William married Susanna Doggett on Oct 24 1794 in Culpepper Co., Virginia. Susanna was born in 1774, she was the dau. of George Dogget and Unknown. William and Susanna had 4 children; Lucinda Poe b.1804, James Samuel Poe b.1814, Lidia Poe and Susanna Poe.



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  Edgar Allen Poe (David Jr, David,John,David) was born Jan 19 1809 in Boston, Mass., he died Oct 7 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold. Edgar married his cousin, Virginia Eliza Clemm, born Aug 13 1822, died Jan 30 1847 in Fordham, New York. She was the daughter of William Clemm Jr. and Maria Poe.




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  Lucinda Poe (William,Samuel,William,Alexander,David) was born Aug 17 1804 in Virginia, she died Oct 5 1836 in Madisonville, Ralls Co., MO.. She was the daughter of William B. Poe and Susanna Doggett. Lucinda married Elsey Allison on March 6 1821 in Fraquier Co., Virginia. They had 6 childre ; William Allison b. 1823, Susan C. Allison b. 1825, James W. Allison b.1827, Arrington Allison b.1831, Mary Ann Allison b.1834 and Marion P. Allison b.1836




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