Colonel John Sartoris

Display Name: 
Colonel John Sartoris
Sort Name: 
Sartoris, Colonel John
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Sartoris
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 had two daughters (unnamed in Faulkner's works) and a son, Bayard. His wife apparently died during Bayard's childbirth (1849), so Sartoris was a widower by the time of the Civil War. He left his mother-in-law, Rosa Millard, in charge of his plantation during the war. Sartoris briefly returns to his plantation during "Ambuscade." The main purpose for the visit seems to be arranging for the family silver to be hidden from the encroaching Yankee army.

Individual or Group: 
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