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The Butlers

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780195101294
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854233 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0004
The Butlers

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Even in early infancy, people have observed that William was more Butler than Falkner. In Oxford and Lafayette County, this was a statement loaded with meaning because the Butler family history was intimately linked to both town and country. Some of the associations were high praise to the Butlers, others were not. The Butlers were among the very earliest settlers in Lafayette County and in the town that became Oxford. Maud's paternal grandfather was Charles George Butler. He was the first sheriff of the county and the man who surveyed the land and laid out the town. Charles was born in North Carolina in 1805.

Keywords: William Falkner; Butler; Oxford; Lafayette County; Charles George Butler; North Carolina; Maud

Chapter.  17498 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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