Edgar Allan Poe
Poe's father deserted him, his mother died and he had dark sadness that continued throughout his life but Poe had lots of talents including writing poetry. Poe lived with the Allans for a long time and he honored them by taking Allan as his middle name.His family never formally adopted him. In college Poe wrote his first story. He read the story to his friends and they teased them about it so he threw it in the fire. In November 1829 he publish Al Aaraaf using his real name. Poe made the magazine one of the nations most respected publications. In 1837 Poe age 27 married his cousin Virginia age 13 perhaps to secure hi s place in the Clemm household.Three years later he was fired because his alcoholism interfered with his job. He died saying "Lord help my poor soul"