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#1 MikeandJack

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:11 PM

Jesse Butler Motlow was the third son of Felix (Stump) and Finettie Josephine Daniel. He was born in 1875 and died in 1957 and was married to Alice R. Shofner in 1901. Alice Shofner Motlow died in 1954. She was the daughter of Confederate veteran James C. Shofner. They had three children.
Jesse was the younger brother of Lem Motlow. Jesse was Master Distiller at the Jack Daniel Distillery from 1911-1941. He was taught the art of crafting fine whiskey from his uncle Jack Daniel, but unfortunately few had the chance to savor his talents because his service as Master Distiller was interrupted by 28 years of prohibition.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:15 PM

A young Jess Motlow.

Story is told that Jess would always wear large, baggy pants. He did this so he could "hide" five or six 1/2 pints in them and nobody would notice.

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#3 MikeandJack

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:18 PM

Jess Motlow's home.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:35 PM

Another great (old) history lesson Mike :toast2. Thanks for posting



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Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:53 PM

just brilliant thank you mike always look forward to the history posts
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:50 AM

Those house's are just soo damn nice!! Cheers for the history lesson.. as always :yourock :toast2 :clint 



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Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:53 AM

Great idea on the baggy pants ;D



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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:40 AM

love the history...great pics... thankyou for sharing

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:24 AM

nice Story and all time great Picts !!!

Thanks Mike (goodjob)


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Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:26 AM

Thanks Mike, we all love these little glimpses of the past, keep them coming buddy! ;D



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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:19 AM

thank you another great history lesson
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:51 AM

Thank you! Another excellent posting!

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:15 AM

cheers mate - these give us all a real insight into life back then

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:12 AM

Couldn't ask for two better people to be our resident historians....as always you two have done another great job. Thanks!

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:40 AM

great history lessons, thanks a lot for doing this

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:41 PM

Couldn't ask for two better people to be our resident historians....as always you two have done another great job. Thanks!


:yeah  always quality information from your posts - I look forward to every single one of them. :yourock

I especially love the picture of Jess spitting the Jack out - are copies of that picture available anywhere ?

#17 mulejd

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:47 PM

great pics. i enjoyed see the old pics , thanks for sharing

#18 MikeandJack

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:10 PM

:yeah/> always quality information from your posts - I look forward to every single one of them. :yourock/>

I especially love the picture of Jess spitting the Jack out - are copies of that picture available anywhere ?


Those pictures in the first post are hanging on the wall in the Visitor's Center. I do not know where the originals are. I assume Brown-Forman has them. The picture of the young Jess Motlow came from Frank Bobo. We took the pictures of the home site.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:37 PM

Hey Mike,

How about a family tree showing how the family is all connected?

Thanks for the history lesson.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:23 PM

always a pleasure seeing threads from Mike and Beth, thank you guys for doing this and all the rest.




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