Thomas Sutpen's Brother 1

Character Key Number: 
Display Name: 
Thomas Sutpen's Brother 1
Sort Name: 
Sutpen, Brother of Thomas 1
Ever Present in Yoknapatawpha?: 

Thomas Sutpen comes from a large family, though Absalom! doesn't say exactly how large. He has at least two older brothers: these "two older boys" leave home "some time before" their mother dies and their father moves the family east (181). This is the brother who "had been as far West as the Mississippi River one time" even before the family left the mountains (183).