Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Poe Dies of Tuberculosis in Richmond, VA. Day later his father David Poe also dies of tuberculosis. Edgar goes to live with John and Frances Allan as a foster child.
Pens first poem, "Last night, with many cares and toils oppre'd,/ Weary, I laid me on a couch to rest."
Poe enrolls to the University of Virginia. His foster father only gives him enough money to get there. Poe struggles to make an everyday living.
Poe goes $2,000 in debt from gambling in college. Poe ditches college and the Allans. He moves to Baltimore with is aunt and cousin.
Frances Allan, whom he loved dearly, dies in Richmond.
26 year old Poe marries his 13 year old cousin, Virginia Clemm.
Poe is hired at Burton's Gentleman's Magazine.
While singing, blood comes out of Virginia Clemm's mouth, signaling Tuberculosis. The ensuing years are especially hard on Poe.
After years of battling tuberculosis, Virginia Clemm dies in their home. Poe turns to alcohol for relief.
Edgar Allan Poe dies in Boston, MA, after he is found half conscious on the side of the street.