A CAST OF CHARACTERS
Family of a Businessman
O. Ranzy, Sr. – son of a Confederate soldier executed for murder
Clara Johnston – had planned to become a doctor
Eliza – speaks and reads fluent Latin
OWEN, Jr. – dreams of airplanes and explosions
Family of a self-made businessman and bookkeeper
Andrew – son of a dirt poor cook.
Rose Collier – died after giving birth to son.
JOSEPH DANIEL, “JD” – seeks all attention from his father and the mayor’s daughter.
Ambrose – serious farmer who runs valuable land with his brothers, sisters and workers.
Dorothy, “Dori” - disowned by uncle for marrying farmer; gives birth to several stillborn infants.
AURELIA JEAN – disgruntled tomboy who tries to fit in with the wealthy girls of North Railroad Ave.
Saddie – life threatened by Andrew Bannister
family of the mayor
Daniel Baxley – runs for the 1924 US Senate election.
Amy – former Charleston belle who wishes for more independence.
Lillian – campaigns for her father and pushes women to vote.
family of a pastor
Ethan Smoke Benedict, I – founder of the black town, Benediction
Ethan Smoke Benedict, II “Eth” – pastor of Benediction
Sally Moyer – daughter of the man who was a hero fighting against the 1870’s Ku Klux Klan.
SMOKEY – rebels against father as a bootlegger.
family of wealth
Ira – works for Bannister.
Tommy – fights often with JD and competes for Evie.
Leah Anne – picks on Aurelia Jean Wilkins.
family of a pastor
Pastor Stillwater – beloved red-head pastor
Robert – baseball player and secretly homosexual
Three more sons and one daughter.
A Cherokee Indian and White bootlegging family
Bella Leigh – raised by Cherokee uncle, suffers from a neurological disorder and makes the best moonshine in the Low Country.
Collier (the relationship between the Bannisters and Wilkins)
Family of old money
Rolland Collier – grandfather of JD Bannister, adopted father of Addison
Rose – married Andrew Bannister.
Dorothy, “Dori” - daughter of a funeral parlor owner; adopted by uncle after her mother’s death.
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