Beam, Col. James Beauregard 'Jim' b. August 25, 1864 d. December 27, 1947 Business Magnate, Folk Hero. James Beam turned the family bourbon business into an american industry. Under Jim, the business thrived despite prohibition. Jim left the distilling business to grow citrus in Florida, among other things. When prohibition ended in 1934 Jim was ready to fire up the still. He built and moved to a new distillery near his home which is the current location. From this point forward, the bourbon was called "Jim Beam." (Bio by: Anonymous) Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Noe II., Frederick Booker b. December 6, 1929 d. February 24, 2004 Business Magnate, Folk Figure. Master Distiller Emeritus, grandson of Jim Beam. Known to his friends as "Booker," he was the sixth generation of his family to head the distillery that was founded in 1795. His picture (along with his five other antecedants) is on the label of Jim Beam bourbon. In 1988, he released "Booker's Bourbon," a premium small batch bourbon, bottled directly from the barrel without filtering. This revolutionized the industry and led to the demand for "gourmet" bourbons. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Kelly Whyte) Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Beam family plot
Speed, Thomas b. October 25, 1768 d. February 20, 1842 US Congressman, Author. Born in Virginia, he moved to Kentucky in 1782 with his parents. Speed worked in a clerk's office and in the mercantile business in Bardstown and Danville, Kentucky. For several years, he was a farmer in Nelson County, Kentucky until he became a circuit court clerk in Nelson County. During the War of 1812, he was commissioned as a Major of Kentucky Militia and commanded volunteer soldiers in the Southern Theater of the war. After the war, he returned to Kentucky and was...[Read More] (Bio by: K Guy) Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Wickliffe, Charles Anderson b. June 8, 1788 d. October 31, 1869 Governor of Kentucky. During the War of 1812, he served under General Samuel Caldwell at the Battle of the Thames on October 5, 1813. He was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives between 1812 to 1835, and was Lieutenant Governor in 1836. Upon the death of Governor Clark, he became Acting Governor in 1839.
(Bio by: Mr. Denardo) Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA