Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is born

1809

Edgar's mom, Elizabeth Poe, dies

1811

Poe began to drink heavily

1826

Poe attended the University of Virginia

1826

Poe's first book was published "Tamer lane and Other Poems"

1827

Poe joined the U.S. Army

1827

Poe's Mother (Ms. Allan) died of Tuberculosis

1829

John Allan signed Edgar's application for West Point

1829

Edgar entered West Point as a cadet

1830

Poe went to NYC and had some poetry published

1831

Poe's dad died and Edgar did not get mentioned in the will

1834

Poe got a job as an Editor at a newspaper (Southern Literary Messenger)

1835

Poe marries his cousin, Virginia

1836

Edgar quit his job because of "poor salary"

1836

Poe wrote "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" but found no success

1837

Poe moved to Philidelphia and wrote "Ligeia"

1838

Poe published "Tales of Grotesque and Arabesque"

1839

Poe becaume Editor for Graham's Magazine

1840

Poe quit Graham's Magazine and started "The Stylus" but failed

1842

Poe published booklets containing some short stories

1843

Poe moved back to NYC

1844

Poe became an editor for "The Broadway Journal"

1845

"The Raven" was published in January

1845

"The Journal" ran out of money and Edgar was jobless again

1846

Virginia died 10 days after Edgar's birthday

1847

Edgar died October 7

1849

American Events

President is Thomas Jefferson

1809

The War of 1812 Begins

1812

Washington D.C. is burned by British Forces

1814

Treaty of Ghent

1814

First Seminole War (Ends in 1818)

1817

Treaty with Britain sets 49th Parallel

1818

Missouri Compromise

1820

Monroe Doctrine

1823

Presidential Elections (One of the most interesting in US History

1824

John Quincy Adams is President

1825

Andrew Jackson is President

1829

Battle of the Alamo

1836

Cherokee "Trail of Tears"

1838

William Harrison is President

1841

John Tyler is President

1841

James Polk is President

1845

Gold discovered in California; Gold Rush begins

1848

Zachary Tyler is President

1849