Ab Snopes

Display Name: 
Ab Snopes
Sort Name: 
Snopes, Abner
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Snopes
Occupation: 
Other
Specific Job: 
Freelance Horse Trader
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1840 to Sunday, December 31, 1848
Biography: 

In the larger Yoknapatawpha saga, Abner Snopes is the patriarch of the Snopes family, the father of Flem. In this story, he appears as a kind of employee of the Sartoris family, who stays behind when most of the white men of Yoknapatawpha County leave to fight in the Civil War. Colonel John Sartoris asks him to look after Rosa Millard while he's away, but indicates how well he knows Ab by also asking Bayard and Ringo to keep an eye on him. Mainly Ab looks after his own interests. Rosa employs him as part of her scheme to provide for the poor in Yoknapatawpha by stealing mules from the Union army and selling them back for money, but she never trusts him - and in "Vendee," the next story in which Ab appears, he betrays her.

Note: 
CUT FROM BIO: Wounded by Colonel Sartoris during the war, after the war's end, Ab becomes a tenant farmer who in his outrage at perceived slights often burns the barns of his landowning employers. One of his sons, named Colonel John Sartoris Snopes, foils his father's criminal practices and flees (detailed in "Barn Burning"), while another son, Flem, follows in his father's footsteps in striking back at and ultimately defeating the Yoknapatawpha establishment (detailed in the three novels that make up the "Snopes trilogy": The Hamlet, The Town, and The Mansion). In "The Unvanquished," Ab
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