Colonel John Sartoris

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Display Name: 
Colonel John Sartoris
Sort Name: 
Sartoris, Colonel John
AKA: 
Old John Sartoris
John Sartoris I
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead-ghost
Family: 
Sartoris
Occupation: 
Management
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1823 to Wednesday, December 31, 1823
Origin: 
Carolina
Cause of Death: 
Murder
Biography: 

One of the founders of Yoknapatawpha County, and a legendary figure in the fictions set there, John Sartoris is still called "Marse John" by Elnora, decades after slavery was abolished and he himself was killed (732-33). Miss Jenny's brother, he was the first Sartoris to move to Mississippi, where he built the plantation on which the story takes place. He is also Elnora's (unacknowledged) father, which means that he is the ancestor, either by blood or by marriage, of all the major characters in the story.

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Individual
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