John Sartoris I

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1
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John Sartoris I
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Sartoris, John I
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No
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Planter, Confederate Colonel, railroad builder - this John Sartoris is the legendary progenitor of the Sartoris family and one of the central characters in both Yoknapatawpha's history. As Faulkner acknowledged, he is based in many respects on the author's great-grandfather, Colonel William Falkner.