Many sources say Virginia was 14, but this is incorrect.
Even though " The Gold Bug " had a circulation of aroundcopies, he could barely make a living. He enjoyed the companionship of childhood friends and an unromantic friendship with a young poet, Susan Archer Talley. He was buried in Westminster Presbyterian churchyard in Baltimore.
Griswold, who had been sharply criticized by Poe, took his revenge in his obituary of Poe, portraying the gifted yet troubled writer as a mentally deranged drunkard and womanizer. He traveled to Boston in Aprilsustaining himself with odd jobs as a clerk and newspaper writer,  and he started using the pseudonym Henri Le Rennet during this period.
Capitalizing on public interest in the topic, he wrote " The Gold-Bug " incorporating ciphers as an essential part of the story. He published two books that year, and briefly lived his dream of running his own magazine when he bought out the owners of the Broadway Journal.
He experienced death at a very early age. Poe is believed to have lived in the home at the age of 23 when he first lived with Maria Clemm and Virginia as well as his grandmother and possibly his brother William Henry Leonard Poe.
It had strict rules against gambling, horses, guns, tobacco, and alcohol, but these rules were generally ignored. There he died, although whether from drinking, heart failureor other causes was still uncertain in the 21st century.
Not only his story, but also his life. He left Graham's and attempted to find a new position, for a time angling for a government post.