Ballenbaugh I

Display Name: 
Ballenbaugh I
Sort Name: 
Ballenbaugh I
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Occupation: 
Sales and Service
Specific Job: 
Inn Keeper
Biography: 

The first Ballenbaugh in Yoknapatawpha is as colorful as the place that bears his name. An "ancestryless giant," he arrived in the county "from nowhere" and by some means - the narrative implies a coercive one - took over the store and ferry run by a man named Wyott (73). Under his ownership, the place became a "roaring" one: a "grubbing station and saloon" for the wagon-drivers who passed through on the way to or from Memphis (73-74).

Property Status: 
owns land
owns business
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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