Gail Borden, Jr. was born in Norwich, New York on November 9, 1801 to Gail Borden, a pioneer and landowner, and Philadelphia Wheeler. The details of his childhood are unclear but he did move twice with his family while growing up, first to Kennedy’s Ferry, Kentucky, which became Covington in 1814, and then, in 1816, to New London, Indiana.
He was the inventor of condensed milk in 1853.
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