Jane McBride was Edgar Poe's Great-Grandmother and the wife of John Poe. Jane was born about 1706 and married John Poe in September 1741 before they came to (it is thought) Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1749/50. John died in 1756 in Baltimore and Jane died on July 17, 1802. It is also thought that Jane was the daughter of Reverend Robert McBride and the sister of an "Admiral of the Blue", John McBride.
John Poe was the son of David Poe and Sarah (?) of Dring, Cavan County, Ireland. John had three siblings, Alexander, Anne and Mary.