Tomey's Turl Beauchamp

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Display Name: 
Tomey's Turl Beauchamp
Sort Name: 
Beauchamp, Tomey's Turl
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Production
Specific Job: 
Power Plant Fireman
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, January 1, 1881 to Monday, December 31, 1883
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Biography: 

Thirty years old, confident, and amorous, Tomey's Turl puts his life at risk by pursuing Tom Tom Bird's young wife. (In Go Down, Moses "Tomey's Turl" is the name of the enslaved, illegitimate and incestuously conceived character from whom all the black Beauchamps descend; he was born in 1833, whereas the Tomey's Turl in The Town must have been born after 1880. The relationship between these two characters with the same name is never explained.)

Note: 
Another character with the same name precedes this Turl in <em>Go Down, Moses</em>. JBC
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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