Cass Edmonds

Display Name: 
Cass Edmonds
Sort Name: 
Edmonds, Cass
AKA: 
McCaslin Edmonds
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
McCaslin
Family (new): 
Occupation: 
Management
Specific Job: 
Plantation Owner
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1850 to Tuesday, December 31, 1850
Other Texts: 
Biography: 

Cass' first name is actually Carothers; he is named after his great-grandfather, "Old Carothers" McCaslin. In the novel's opening chapter Cass appears as the nine-year-old narrator of "Was," living on the McCaslin estate with his uncles Amodeus and Theophilus. Sixteen years older than his cousin, Ike McCaslin, Cass becomes Ike's surrogate father after Ike’s father dies in 1879. Since Cass is descended from Old Carothers by the "distaff" (5) or female side of the family (his grandmother was Carothers McCaslin's daughter), Cass would be ordinarily inherit the McCaslin property. But when Ike McCaslin renounces that inheritance, his cousin Cass comes into possession of it, and in turn he bequeaths it to his son, Zachary Edmonds.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 

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