Stonewall Jackson Fentry

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Display Name: 
Stonewall Jackson Fentry
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Fentry, Stonewall Jackson
AKA: 
Jackson Fentry
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Farming
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

Jackson Fentry is poor-white farmer and mill caretaker, who, at the beginning of "Tomorrow," refuses to acquit the farmer Bookwright, who has shot and killed Buck Thorpe for either sleeping with or attempting to sleep with his seventeen-year-old daughter. It is discovered that Fentry raised Buck, born to a young poor-white woman to whom he gives shelter and marries on her death-bed, and gives Buck the name Jackson and Longstreet. At around three years of age, Jackson and Longstreet is reclaimed by his mother's family, the Thorpes, after some resistance by Jackson and his father, and is not heard from again until, as the ne'er do well Buck Thorpe, he is shot by Bookwright. Jackson Fentry's refusal to acquit Bookwright, due to love for his deceased adopted son, is the "mystery" investigated by Gavin Stevens and Chick Mallison.

Individual or Group: 
Individual

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