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Mrs. Elizabeth Rebecca Tutt

(Born: October 13, 1815 - Died: 1889)

Cousin of Edgar Allan Poe. Elizabeth Rebecca Herring was born in Baltimore, MD, and baptized on January 23, 1816 at St. Pauls Episcopal Church. Her parents were Elizabeth Poe and Henry Herring. She married Andrew Turner Tutt on December 2, 1834. Mr. Tutt, who lived in Woodville, VA, died a short time after the marriage. Some time between 1842 and 1849, she married Edmund Morton Smith, the headmaster of a school for boys in Baltimore, MD. (She and her husband are said to have attended Poe's funeral.)

Elizabeth Rebecca Tutt


  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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