Old Bayard's Aunt

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Old Bayard's Aunt
Sort Name: 
Sartoris, Unnamed Aunt of Old Bayard
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Dead
Family: 
Sartoris
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, January 1, 1825 to Thursday, December 31, 1840
Biography: 

When Will Falls begins the novel by re-telling Old Bayard the story about the time the Yankee patrol chased Colonel Sartoris away from his plantation, he reminds Bayard that among the people living there was "yo' aunt, the one 'fo' Miss Jenny come" (22). According to Falls' story, she is "a full-blood Sartoris," but this is the only time Faulkner's fiction mentions her existence.

Individual or Group: 
Individual
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