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Gail Borden III

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Gail Borden III

Inventor of Condensed Milk, Founder of the Borden Company


Who was Gail Borden?

Gail Borden was an inventor, businessman and newspaper editor. He was also a land surveyor and helped to survey the cities of Houston and Galveston. Gail Borden is probably best known for his invention of condensed milk and for starting the New York Condensed Milk Company which later changed its name to the Borden Dairy Company.

Famous Kin

Gail Borden has some famous political figures in his family tree including Sir Robert Baird Borden, Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, Samuel Ward King, Governor of Rhode Island, Adlai Stevenson III, United States Senator from Illinois, and Stephen A. Douglas, also a United States Senator from Illinois who was famous for his debates with Abraham Lincoln.

Gail Borden has family connections to a number of celebrities including singer and songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, author Tennessee Williams, television journalist Anderson Cooper, actress Paget Brewster and actor Christopher Lloyd. He also has a couple of infamous people in his family tree. They are Benedict Arnold, traitor of the American Revolution, and Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her father and step-mother.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Gail Borden III

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John Paul Stevens

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Arnold

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Borden

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Henry Hastings Sibley

1st Governor of Minnesota

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Nicholas Arnold

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Roger Williams

(c1606 - 1682/3)
Lyon passenger 1631

4th great-grandfather

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Calista Flockhart

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Roger Williams

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Henry Wright

(c1610 - c1643)
Great Migration Immigrant 1634

4th great-grandfather

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Theophilus Wilson

(c1601 - 1690/1)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

5th great-grandfather

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John Wickes

(c1609 - 1675/6)
Hopewell passenger 1635

5th great-grandfather

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Samuel Taylor

(c1618 - 1695)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

1st cousin 6 times removed
via Rev. Thomas Wilson

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Swan

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Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Senator from Illinois

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Swan

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Swan

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Richard Swan

(c1595 - 1678)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

5th great-grandfather

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Roger Nash Baldwin

Co-Founder of the ACLU

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Theophilus Wilson

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Theophilus Wilson

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. Thomas Wilson

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. Thomas Wilson

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Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via Peleg Williams

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Winthrop Rockefeller

37th Governor of Arkansas

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via Peleg Williams

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Roger Williams

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Roger Williams

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John Borden

(c1606/7 - c1636)
Elizabeth & Ann passenger 1635

4th great-granduncle
via Matthew Borden

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William Arnold

(1587 - c1677)
Great Migration Immigrant 1635

5th great-grandfather

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Richard Borden

(c1595/6 - 1671)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

4th great-grandfather

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Will Arnett

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Borden

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