Stonewall Jackson Fentry

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

Jackson Fentry is farmer and mill caretaker, who, at the beginning of "Tomorrow," refuses to acquit the Bookwright, who has shot and killed Buck Thorpe for seducing his seventeen-year-old daughter. It is discovered that to Fentry, Buck is the son he adopted from a young but dying poor-white woman to whom decades earlier he took in and married just before she died. The son was taken from him at three years of age, to grow up (badly) as a Thorpe, but to him the murdered man is still "Jackson and Longstreet Fentry" (100) - the baby he had kept alive "just on goat's milk" (98).

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CUT: At around three years of age, over the resistance of the Fentry's, this adopted child is reclaimed by his mother's family, the Thorpes. He 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.
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Individual
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