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James Neville Blakemore (February 27, 1837 - November 5, 1898) was a farmer and a bourbon distiller.

Blakemore was born February 27, 1837. He married Mary Lillard and had two daughters.

He was a successful farmer in Franklin County. Enough so that he was wealthy enough to start up the Arnold's Spring Distillery. It was large enough to merit 5 warehouses.

He died November 5, 1898 in Frankfort, Franklin County. Among his honorary pall-bearers was Colonel E. H. Taylor. Blakemore was buried in Frankfort Cemetery.

After Blakemore's death, his distillery was bought out and dismantled.