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    Cat was there in the 1970 s and he was up in years. The last time I saw him was in late 70 s. Bill Cagle ... From: JLH To:
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      Cat was there in the 1970's and he was up in years. The last time I saw him was in late 70's.

      Bill Cagle


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      From: JLH <hkatherinejohn@...>
      To: jacksongenealogy <jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 9:13 am
      Subject: RE: [jacksongenealogy] Bootlegging - Moonshining





      It must have been in business an awful long time in 1970 I was in Vietnam my
      grandfather JA Treece talked about the place when I was a child. So old cat
      must have been there for many years or had a son or relative that kept it
      open?

      John L Hamilton

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      Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] Bootlegging - Moonshining

      The Blood Bucket was the Cat Stovall place and is in Tennessee. The building
      is still there and about 1 1/2 miles across the state line. If you go up the
      valley on Al. 65 and cross the line, into Tennessee there is a concrete
      block building on the left, just before a sharp curve. This building has no
      windows and is painted red. This was the Blood Bucket and ran by "Cat" with
      a shotgun and a base ball bat. It was still open in the early 70's.

      I lived in Memphis at the time but also owned the land called the "Cagle
      Place", three miles into Alabama on Al 65. When I was in the area I would
      stop in and have a beer with Cat and he would tell stories about his past.
      He sold beer and moonshine there and had no beverage permit. He was a true
      hillbilly and moon shiner character.

      He made shine most of his life but retired and opened up the Blood Bucket
      after his third trip up the river. What he was doing, at the Blood Bucket
      was not legal, but the beer had taxes paid on it and was not covered by
      federal law.

      The state law got him, one time because he had 44 cases of beer in his
      position. When he went to court, the judge ask why he had the beer? He said
      he kept a few around for his friends. The judge ask "44 cases"? Cat said
      "judge you must understand that I have a lot of friends"

      Bill Cagle

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      From: JLH <hkatherinejohn@...
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      Sent: Wed, Dec 21, 2011 7:59 am
      Subject: RE: [jacksongenealogy] Bootlegging - Moonshining

      Did you ever hear of a place called the Bloody Bucket in Jackson county I
      remember hearing about that as a child I think that was bootlegging
      operation.

      John Hamilton

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      <mailto:jacksongenealogy%40yahoogroups.com>; ] On Behalf Of Clay Gullatt
      Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:05 PM
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      Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] Bootlegging - Moonshining

      As long as it relates to our ancestors in Jackson County we will keep on. We
      may be able to gether some information for you.

      For those of you are interested in this subject try googling: Moonshine -
      Blue Ridge Style. This is about it in Virginia but is a good overview of it.
      I found it very interesting. The photos are something else!
      You might also look up an article on Harris Lee Parcus b. 1926 the
      "Godfather of North Alabama" a Madison County bootlegger on about.com
      huntsville. It includes some info on Jackson Co.

      Not only men engaged in it but women did too. At least my Georgia cousins
      did back in the 1930s/40s it was a true family business.

      Note that the reason the first part of a run was discarded was it sometimes
      contrained methyl alcohol/methanol/wood alcohol which is poisonus.

      The tradition goes on in Jackson County where a 46 year old woman was
      arrested for bootlegging back in Oct this year with 44 gallons of shine.

      Clay

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      Thanks Clay,

      There is some effort to put together some info on the mooshiners in Paint
      Rock Valley and we should continue with this effort but not if it has
      nothing to do with genealogy

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