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    Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    Jeremy this one's for you

    I have made many posts that my Great grandfather was Joseph L. Beam, first Master Distiller at Heaven Hill and one of the first original incorporators of Heaven Hill

    I think (?) I've made a post with the documents (I found in the court house ) somewhere in these forums about Pop Beam's investment

    What many don't realize is that my Great Grandmother, Katherine (Katie) McGill Beam was a "whiskey-woman" so to speak, in the early days of Kentucky Distilling

    My Aunt Jo told me stories of where all "seven sons" (all Master Distiller's) Pop Beam and Grandma Katie would have "Sunday Dinner" to talk shop...They lived in a big white house that used to be where the "Parkview Motel is now, right smack in front of "My Old Kentucky Home" Aunt Jo said that, back then no woman was allowed to "distill" ...just was not done...but she was the backbone and one of the best in distilling, and the Whiskey business ...They all looked to her for guidance Her brother, was Master Distiller for Pappy Van Winkle for many years. His name was Will McGill You will find many pictures of him in Sally's book "But Alway's Fine Bourbon"

    Back to my point...

    Grandma Beam, invested (her money) in Heaven Hill in the early days She held alot of stock and was a Director and owner In her name alone

    I have scanned copies of the documents when she sold her shares. Her health was failing badly. On November 13, 1942 she sold her 108 shares of common capital stock for $64, 800. Although, this document states "retirement". It's signed by Gary Shapira and Ed Shapira (Secretary).

    Bettye Jo
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    Re: Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    Bettye Jo,

    That is just too cool. I really appreciate you sharing your bright family history with myself and everyone else here.

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    Bettye Jo,

    How are you related to Parker Beam and Booker Noe?
    I assume Boone is your married name, is your husband a decendant of that most famous Kentuckian?

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    Thanks Bettye Jo,

    Please share these stories anytime.
    --Mark

    When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water.

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    Bettye Jo, as always, thank you for sharing.
    I always appreciate (from afar) your stories, memorabilia and history that brings me that little bit closer to past and present life in Kentucky and at the various Distilleries

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    Jim Beam and my Great grandfather Joseph L. were first cousin's...

    Parker/Craig Beam and his grandfather & great grandfather, "Park" and Jim Beam were brother's...

    Jim Beam was Booker's grandfather...

    Yes, I married a Boone Pat Boone 31 years and he is decendant of Daniel Boone...

    Kinda all around Kentuckians

    Bettye Jo

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Bettye Jo,

    How are you related to Parker Beam and Booker Noe?
    I assume Boone is your married name, is your husband a decendant of that most famous Kentuckian?

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    Smile Re: Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    So it can also be said that your Great Great Grandfather, and Craig Beam's Great Great Grandfather were brothers?
    Last edited by OscarV; 02-02-2007 at 14:30.

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    The common ancestor of Craig and Bettye Jo is David Beam, who would be both Bettye Jo's and Craig's Great Great Great Grandfather. The two lines go like this.

    David, David M., Park, Earl, Parker, Craig

    David, Joseph B., Joseph L., Harry, Jean, Bettye Jo

    So, Bettye Jo and Craig are 4th cousins.

    For more information, turn to page 92 of BOURBON, STRAIGHT.

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    ah-ha,....I should have gone one more step up. I see now.

    one more question,... how are Betty Jo's father and Booker Noe related?

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill---bill of sale/shares

    The relationship is through Bettye Jo's mother, Jean, who married a Hall, who is quite an interesting guy in his own right.

    Booker's line starts out the same as Craig's.

    David, David M., Jim, Margaret, Booker

    So Booker and Parker are second cousins, Fred and Craig are third cousins.

 

 

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