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John O'Bannon (1757 - 1813)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Around 1790, the Pepper family along with Sarah’s brother, John O’Bannon, traveled to Kentuck...

2/8/2009 9/9/2022

Capt. Samuel Weller (1787 - 1854)

2nd Generation Distiller.

5/15/2008 6/28/2022

Andrew Stitzel (1864 - 1935)

6/21/2022 6/21/2022

Jacob Stitzel (1847 - 1913)

Built the Glencoe Distillery at 2540 W. Broadway in 1872

10/4/2011 6/20/2022

Frederick Stitzel (1843 - 1924)

In 1879 Frederick patented the tiered barrel storage system still in use today.

10/4/2011 6/20/2022

Thomas Beebe Ripy, III (1915 - 2001)

In 1935 Earnest W. Ripy, the son of Thomas Beebe Ripy rebuilt the distillery from scratch after prohibition, that facility would one day produce twenty plus brands whiskey including Wild Turkey. Earnes...

1/20/2022 5/10/2022

James Catlett Ripy (1879 - 1924)

In 1902, The T.B. Ripy distilleries became part of the Kentucky Distillers and Warehouse Co. The next generation of Ripys entered the business as this was happening. T.B. Ripy’s sons Ernest, Forest and...

5/10/2022 5/10/2022

Forest Ripy (1882 - 1963)

In 1902, The T.B. Ripy distilleries became part of the Kentucky Distillers and Warehouse Co. The next generation of Ripys entered the business as this was happening. T.B. Ripy’s sons Ernest, Forest and...

5/10/2022 5/10/2022

Ernest Whitney Ripy, Sr. (1876 - 1959)

"Earnest"

In 1902, The T.B. Ripy distilleries became part of the Kentucky Distillers and Warehouse Co. The next generation of Ripys entered the business as this was happening. T.B. Ripy’s sons Ernest, Forest and...

1/20/2022 5/10/2022

Robert Ripy (1889 - 1965)

Robert and his brother Ezra were hired by the owners of Hoffman Distillery after Prohibition ended. They helped create the Ezra Brooks brand of Bourbon.

5/10/2022 5/10/2022

Thomas Beebe Ripy, Jr. (1874 - 1929)

1/20/2022 5/10/2022

William LaFayette Crabb (1844 - 1921)

William was the Co-Owner of Fible and Crabb Distillery in Eminence, Ky., built by David M. Fible & Crabb in 1872.

3/23/2022 3/23/2022

James E. Pepper (1850 - 1906)

At his father's death, Glenn's Creek Distillery was to be inherited by his son James, however at the time James was just a minor so he could not take ownership of the distillery, instead Nancy was to b...

3/21/2022 3/21/2022

Oscar Neville Pepper (1809 - 1865)

Oscar Neville Pepper was born on Thursday October 12, 1809. He married Nancy Ann “Nannie” Edwards in 1845 and the two had six children: James, Ada, Mary, Oscar, Dixie and Thomas. His mother inherited...

3/21/2022 3/21/2022

Elijah Pepper (1760 - 1826)

Elijah Pepper settled in Kentucky and, with his brother-in-law John O’Bannon, purchased a tract of land on which the town of Versailles is located. Elijah Pepper died February 23, 1831. His wife, Sarah...

4/1/2009 3/21/2022

Michael Joseph Dant MP (1882 - 1956)

"Mitchell"

Michael became president of Taylor -Williams Distillery on his father's death in 1939. Michael continued in this office until Taylor-Williams was sold in 1944 to Glenmore Distilleries. He was eldest m...

7/17/2013 3/14/2022

Albert Faustanius Dant (1892 - 1959)

Part owner of his Family's distilleries until he sold his share in 1944.

7/17/2013 3/6/2022

Paul Jones, Jr. (1840 - 1895)

2/21/2022 2/21/2022

James Ripy (1811 - 1872)

Biography Kentucky: A history of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 5th ed., 1887, Anderson Co.THE RIPY FAMILY. James Ripy, a native of Tyrone, Ireland, on coming to America first located in Philade...

3/22/2015 2/17/2022

Basil Hayden, Sr. (1743 - 1804)

Basil Hayden was honored by his Grandson, Raymond Basil Hayden, with the Whiskey "Old Grand-dad". Beam Suntory, Inc. now owns and produces O.G. and in 1992 began production of Basil Hayden's Bourbon.(n...

1/21/2007 2/15/2022

3/6/2021 2/15/2022

Aloysius Lambert Willett (1883 - 1970)

Lambert Willett, who went by Lambert, was born September 23, 1883 in Bardstown, Kentucky. Lambert was in the Kentucky Bourbon business from the age of 15, and served several distilleries across the Com...

3/6/2021 2/15/2022

John David Willett (1841 - 1914)

Distiller at Moore, Willett, and Frenke Distillery

3/6/2021 2/15/2022

Arthur Phillip Stitzel (1875 - 1947)

Arthur merged the A Ph Distillery with W. L. Weller and Sons in 1935. Along with Alex T. Farnsley and Julian "Pappy" Van Winkle Sr. he built the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, which became known by it's Fl...

2/11/2022 2/11/2022

Joseph Bernard Dant MP (1850 - 1939)

Started working at Gethesmane before the turn of the century for the Taylor-Williams Distillery Company. With the deaths of Taylor, and later Williams, Dant gained ownership of the company and headed i...

2/10/2012 2/4/2022

John Proctor Dant, Sr. (1855 - 1944)

John started with his father's distillery (J.W. Dant), bought a distillery in 1890 naming it after his brand Old Danton. He became the Distiller at Pleasure Ridge Park Distillery, then opened the Joh...

2/10/2012 2/4/2022

James Robert Dant MP (1858 - 1948)

Birth: Jul. 30, 1858 Dant Marion County Kentucky, USA Death: Jan. 15, 1948 Marion County Kentucky, USAMARION FALCON OBITUARY - 01/22/1948 J. R. DANT, RETIRED FARMER, 89, DIES AT ST. MARY James Robert...

2/10/2012 2/4/2022

Frances L "Frank" Dant (1866 - 1949)

findagrave.com/memorial/66148895/francis-lawrence-dant Frank was the Circuit Clerk in Marion County in the 1940's.

2/10/2012 2/4/2022

Thomas Sidney "T.S." Dant MP (1853 - 1940)

Birth: 1853 Death: 1940Son of Joseph Washington Dant & Ann Catherine Ballard Family links: Parents: Joseph Washington Dant (1820 - 1902) Spouse: Mary Belle Green Dant (1857 - 1899)* Children: Annie D...

2/10/2012 2/4/2022

William Wallace Dant MP (1861 - 1910)

Sources: 1.Title: History of Kentucky and Kentuckians, Volume 2 Author: E. Polk Johnson Abbrev: E. Polk Johnson Publication: Chicago-New York:Lewis Pub. Co., 1912 Abbrev: History of Kentucky and Kentuc...

2/10/2012 2/4/2022

George W Dant (deceased)

2/10/2012 2/4/2022

John Proctor Dant, Jr. (1890 - 1978)

In 1945 as President of J.W. Dant Distillery, John sold a controlling interest in the Company to Marvin Padgett. Padgett bought the remaining interest in 1950 and John retired to Florida.

2/3/2022 2/3/2022

If you are interested in learning more or collaborating more, contact Tim Dant:9241 Charles Street. Lantana, TX. 76226 timothydant@gmail.com 817-706-4244. From "Kentucky: A History of the State", Perri...

2/10/2012 2/3/2022

William LaRue Weller (1825 - 1899)

3rd Generation Distiller, started W.L. Weller and Brothers (with Charles) sometime after getting into the business in 1849. A few years after Charles death in 1862, William's brother John joined the ...

5/15/2008 1/26/2022

Charles David Weller (1835 - 1862)

Charles went into business with his brother as William Larue Weller and Brother Distillery. He was killed in Tennessee on a business trip.

5/15/2008 1/26/2022

Capt. John Henry Weller (1842 - 1912)

After the War, John took the place of his brother Charles, at the W.L. Weller Distillery. On William's death, in 1899, John took over the company, along with William's son George.

5/15/2008 1/26/2022

Henry Hudson Wathen, III MP (1766 - 1851)

Henry Hudson Wathen BIRTH 11 May 1766 St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA DEATH 22 Jun 1851 (aged 85) Calvary, Marion County, Kentucky, USA BURIAL Holy Name of Mary Cemetery Calvary, Marion County, Kentu...

8/21/2008 1/25/2022

Martin Athanatius Wathen (1857 - 1912)

Martin worked for 4 years in the Internal Revenue Service, then joined his Brothers in the Distilling business around 1881. In 1899, with his nephew Richard E. Wathen, he purchased the Old Grand-Dad br...

7/22/2019 1/25/2022

James A. Wathen (1862 - 1916)

When J.B. Wathen and Brothers Co. was sold in 1899, to KDWC (Kentucky Distilleries and Warehouse Company or "The Whiskey Trust"), J.A. stayed on with the new Owners.

1/25/2022 1/25/2022

1/25/2022 1/25/2022

Richard Eugene Wathen (1877 - 1946)

He and his Uncle Martin Wathen purchased Old Grand-dad Bourbon Whiskey in 1899.

1/25/2022 1/25/2022

John Bernard Wathen (1844 - 1919)

Opened John B. Wathen and Brothers, Distillery in 1880, along with Richard Nicholas Wathen and Martin Athanasius Wathen.

1/25/2022 1/25/2022

Isaac "Ike" W. Bernheim (1848 - 1945)

"Ike"

Isaac Wolfe Bernheim (November 4, 1848 – April 1, 1945) was an American businessman notable for starting the I. W. Harper brand of premium bourbon whiskey (a historically important brand currently owne...

12/7/2009 1/23/2022

John Bond (1791 - 1842)

John Bond, son of William Bond and Sarah Cranston , was born August 22,1791 in , Anderson, Kentucky. He married Mary (Polly) Johnson . He died October 11, 1842 in , Anderson, Kentucky. Mary (Polly) Joh...

9/6/2009 1/22/2022

Julian was listed on the 1880 Census as living on Harrodsburg Street in Danville. In 1900 it was called Harrodsburg Ave. and he again was listed with his parents on the Census. He was years into his tr...

2/4/2019 1/20/2022

Julian Jr. became president of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in 1947. He headed the firm until the sale of the distillery in 1972. During that time, he produced such popular brands as Old Fitzgerald, W...

2/4/2019 1/20/2022

Jacob Spears (1754 - 1825)

His Distillery was known as the "Famous Peacock Distillery", 5 miles north of Paris, Ky.

1/20/2009 1/20/2022

Ernest W. Ripy, Jr. (1913 - 2002)

In 1935 Earnest W. Ripy, the son of Thomas Beebe Ripy rebuilt the distillery from scratch after prohibition, that facility would one day produce twenty plus brands whiskey including Wild Turkey. Earnes...

1/20/2022 1/20/2022

William F. Bond, Sr. MP (1740 - 1827)

William F. Bond, Sr. was born abt. 1740 in St. Martins Parish, Hanover, Virginia, and died on 22 Mar 1827 in Old Hank's Place, Franklin Co, KY at age 87. He was buried on 25 Mar 1877 in Bond Cemetary, ...

8/30/2007 1/19/2022

Jacob Myers (c.1760 - 1814)

Jacob Myers was born in Maryland, reportedly in 1738 or 39. His birthdate is not well documented and, based on other life events, was likely a few years later. You probably don’t know him at all, but h...

1/19/2022 1/19/2022

Jack Daniel MP (1847 - 1911)

Newton "Jack" Daniel (September 5, 1846 – October 10, 1911) was an American distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery. Daniel was the youngest of ten children born to Cal...

11/12/2008 1/19/2022

Albert Bacon Blanton (1878 - 1959)

Albert started at Old Fire and Copper Distillery in 1897. By 1921, it had become the George T. Stagg Distillery and he had become President. He retired in 1943, but remained an advisor until death.

5/15/2020 1/15/2022

Hewitt Brown (1870 - 1952)

"Hewett"

3/9/2018 1/15/2022

Davis Brown (1861 - 1932)

3/9/2018 1/15/2022

3/9/2018 1/15/2022

Creel Brown (1864 - 1935)

3/9/2018 1/15/2022

Graham Brown (1857 - 1946)

3/9/2018 1/15/2022

Owsley L. Brown, II (1941 - 2011)

He worked 37 years for Brown-Forman, became President in 1983, and either Chief Executive Officer or Chairman of the Board from 1993 until 2009.

12/19/2021 1/15/2022

Owsley Brown, I (1879 - 1952)

Started at Brown-Forman in 1910, becoming CEO in 1917. Became Chairman of the Board in 1945, retiring in 1951.

3/7/2018 1/15/2022

While his bourbon is fittingly produced at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., the historical marker there honors his 1st cousin, 3 times removed, Hancock Taylor, early Ky. surveyor.

9/16/2020 1/15/2022

Martin Brown was deeply proud to be a part of Jack Daniel's growth and served in various roles at the company before retiring in 1986 when he was Chairman and CEO.

12/19/2021 1/14/2022

John Reagor Motlow (1898 - 1978)

1/14/2022 1/14/2022

4/26/2011 1/14/2022

Lemuel Oscar Motlow (1869 - 1947)

4/28/2017 1/14/2022

William Isaac Samuels (1845 - 1898)

2/9/2021 1/13/2022

Taylor William Samuels (1821 - 1898)

3/9/2019 1/13/2022

3/7/2018 1/13/2022

George Garvin Brown (1846 - 1917)

3/7/2018 1/12/2022

Rev. Elijah Craig MP (1738 - 1808)

was a leader in the Baptist separatist movement of the Traveling Church, which came to Bryan's Station in 1785. He was known as the first distiller of bourbon whiskey.He was "the first pastor of the "O...

7/28/2007 1/12/2022