Colonel John Sartoris

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Display Name: 
Colonel John Sartoris
Sort Name: 
Sartoris, Colonel John
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Sartoris
Family (new): 
Occupation: 
Armed Forces
Specific Job: 
Confederate Officer
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1823 to Wednesday, December 31, 1823
Origin: 
Carolina
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

Colonel John Sartoris is the patriarch of the Sartoris family, and one of the major figures in the Yoknapatawpha fiction. He has two daughters (unnamed in Faulkner's works) and a son, Bayard. His wife apparently died during Bayard's childbirth (1849), so Sartoris is a widower by the time of the Civil War, and away at the fighting most of the time. He briefly returns to his plantation during "Ambuscade," apparently to hide the family's portable property - silver and livestock - from the approaching Yankee army.

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Individual
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