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  1. Alex Vida at |

    In your category Top 10 Adopted Celebrities you list Edgar Allen Poe as having been married in 1945.

    Everything I've read about Poe's life state he married his cousin, Virginia, in 1935.

    In the interest of accuracy you might want to make a correction in that item.

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  2. heather at |

    sure thing, my source may have been incorrect. thanks for the information, I'll let the Top Tenz Master know tonight…I hope you liked the list despite the error…

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    1. TopTenz Master at |

      Done and done.

      Alex, thank you.

      Heather, twenty lashes for you.

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  3. heather at |

    ouch ;)

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  4. atorus at |

    keep the lashes coming: Poe lived in the 19th century, so it was 1835, not 1935. :P

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    1. TopTenz Master at |

      Okay, I have confirmed that he married Virginia Clemm (age 13) in 1836 in Richmond on May 16. The reliable source is The Poe Museum<a>.

      Sorry, Alex.

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  5. heather matthews at |

    indeed, atorus, you are correct. i'm feeling the lash, no worries :)

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  6. Colin Hall at |

    It just goes to show that being adopted does not automatically lead to the child being held back. I was especially interested to hear that Steve Jobs, Debby Harry and Richard Burton emerged as stars from an adopted background. I wonder what would have transpired had they stayed under the protection of their original parents.

    Thx

    Col :-)

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  7. Steve Byars at |

    You might want to update your comments about Steve Jobs. He is no longer fighting cancer. He’s dead.

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    1. TopTenz Master at |

      We have update the list entry for Steve Jobs. As an Apple loyalist it was tough to do.

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