Born April 15, 1748, Antrim Twp, Franklin, Pennsylvania; father – Thomas Poe. Capt. James Poe, died at his residence, in Antrim township, Franklin county, on Thursday night last, in about the 76th year of his age. How long this venerable patriot served in the revolutionary war we are not able to tell, but it was a considerable time, nor even in the late war with great Britain did the courage of this old veteran flag. He shouldered his musket, marched to Baltimore, and during the whole of the inclement season, that, that city was besieged by Lord Wellington's invincibles, though in a delicate state of health, could the old hero be prevailed upon to leave the intrenchments, but fearlessly clung to his post until after their retreat. He filled several important civil offices - he represented this county in the state senate for about eight years. A few years more and not a star of '76 will illuminate the American horizon! Peace to these departed heroes! May they all find a sure port and protection within the Battlements of heaven. As a husband, parent and citizen, he was much esteemed and admired. - Republican.
Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
July 3 1822 Page 3