John Allan

John Allan was a wealthy, tobacco merchant who lived in Richmond, Virginia and worked at a firm called Ellis and Allan. He had dreams for Edgar to be a Virginia businessman and gentleman, however Poe's dreams, completely the opposite, was to be a writer like one of his role models, Lord Byron. When Poe would grow up to be an adult, him and Allan would have many disagreements and end up disliking each other all the way till Allan died.