Major Frenchman's Bend Families

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In the last decades of his career Faulkner several times creates lists of the major family names in various parts of Yoknapatawpha. In Intruder in the Dust he identifies five family names with Frenchman's Bend and its environs: Littlejohn and Greenleaf and Armstead and Millingham and Bookwright (146). There is a Confederate General named Armstead mentioned in the novel, but his name is actually 'Armistead' and he's from North Carolina; members of the Armstid family appear in 9 other Yoknapatawpha fictions, and presumably that is the name Faulkner meant to use on this list.