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Jack Daniel

  • Original Name Jasper Newton
  • Birth 5 Sep 1846 Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 10 Oct 1911 Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 1556

Businessman. He is remembered as the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery. Born into Welsh/Scottish/Irish ancestry, he was the youngest of his mother's ten children. The exact date of his birth is in dispute. His mother died when he was a young boy and his father was killed during the American Civil War. When he was a teenager, he ran away from home and was taken in by a local preacher and moonshine distiller named Dan Call and began to learn the distilling trade. In 1875 he received an inheritance from his father's estate and founded a legal distilling business with Call who soon quit for religious reasons. He then purchased the land where the distillery is now located and his business soon expanded to include 15 distilleries. His brand of whiskey soon became very popular and it won the gold medal at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. He died as a result of blood poisoning.

Bio by: William Bjornstad

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1556
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Daniel (5 Sep 1846–10 Oct 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1556, citing Lynchburg City Cemetery, Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .