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January 17, 2024 21 mins
DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! For more great audio visit: THE POE FAMILY COMES FROM IRELAND! It begins, as far back as can be reliably traced, to Edgar’s great-great-grandfather David Poe in the town of Dring, County Cavan, Ireland, about 75 miles north of Dublin. (There are going to be a few “Davids” in our brief re-cap, so get your score cards ready!) There is no record of David Poe’s birth, only of his death in 1742. He was a farmer and overseer of Parrish roads in Kidallan in County Cavan. It is possible (but there is no definite proof) that he was descended from the Dr. Leonard Poe who was the official physician for King James I and later for King Charles I. David Poe, who married a woman named Sarah, gave birth to a son called John (date unknown). John Poe (Edgar’s great-grandfather) married Jane McBride and immigrated to America sometime around 1749 or 1750. They lived briefly in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and then moved and settled in Baltimore, Maryland. David and Jane had 10 children. Their son David (Edgar’s grandfather—still with me?) was born in either 1742 or 1743 before they came to America. Featuring poetry read by Mark Redfield by: - Edgar Allan Poe - Samuel Beckett - Jane Wilde - William Butler Yeats "Auld Lang Syne" performed by Jennifer Rouse Original content © Mark Redfield Studios
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