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Kentucky/Tennessee Bourbon/Whiskey Families

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  • John "Jack" Henry Beam (1839 - 1915)
    Original owner and Distiller of Early Times, Jack Beam and AG Nall. Inventor of Early Times The youngest son of David Beam was John Henry "Jack" Beam. He was born in December of 1839 near Mooresvill...
  • Bernard Bernheim (1850 - 1925)
    Emigration 1868 to the United States (Atlantic City). Isaac Bernheim moved to Paducah, Kentucky, where he worked as a bookkeeper for a wholesale liquor company, Loeb, Bloom, & Co. He was able to save ...
  • William Franklin Bond (1826 - 1910)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Apr 23 2017, 2:16:00 UTC ------------------------------------ During the Mexican War, William was a member of Company C of the Second Kentucky Volu...
  • John Thompson Street Brown (1793 - 1875)
    John Thompson Street Brown, Sr. was the patriarch of the Bourbon whiskey making Kentucky family that left an indelible mark on the industry for the many generations that followed. Born in 1793, J. T. S...
  • Creel Brown, Jr. (1906 - 1981)
    Creel sold J.T.S Brown in 1955 The 1930 census shows him on West 12th Street in Holland, Mi. with his wife Leona H. Video of his Estate:

Bourbon Whiskey is a type of American whiskey, a barrel-aged distilled liquor made primarily from corn. The name derives from the French Bourbon dynasty, although the precise inspiration is uncertain; contenders include Bourbon County in Kentucky and Bourbon Street in New Orleans, both of which are named after the dynasty. The name "Bourbon" was not applied until the 1850s.

Tennessee whiskey is straight whiskey produced in the state of Tennessee.

Our project gives us a look at the earliest Kentucky and Tennessee distillers, as well as some of the families that have continued the Mission of their forefathers, to bring their Brands of Libations to the masses.