Gaines, William A.
Born: Bourbon County, Ky., March 1832
Died: Frankfort, Ky., 18 November, 1872
Married: Margaret Wood, 1854
Children: Leslie and William A. (Leslie married a Crutcher)
Companies Associated with: Gaines, Berry and Co.
W. A. Gaines and Co.
Brands Associated with: Old Crow
Contributions to the Industry: With Paris, Allen and Co. of New York, Made Old Crow the most
respected Kentucky Bourbon of the 19th century.
Contributions to the Community: Helped the city of Frankfort, Ky. to get gass streetlights
Put in water collecting cisterns to aid fire fighters in
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873