Colonel John Sartoris' Daughter 1

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Sartoris, Daughter of Colonel John 1
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Like their mother, John Sartoris' two daughters are almost invisible members of the family. This is the older of the pair, Bayard's older sister. She is twenty-two when Jenny Du Pre arrives in Mississippi in 1869; beyond that she is not named or described. From one of Will Falls' stories in Flags in the Dust we learn that she and her younger sister were sent to Memphis during the Civil War; the narrator tells us later that she is planning to marry in June, 1870. Although John Sartoris' 'children' are mentioned again in "There Was a Queen" (733), there is no further mention of either of his daughters.