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Facts about Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross

No "Betsy Ross flag" of thirteen stars in a circle exists from 1776.

Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 - January 30, 1836) was an American woman who is said to have sewn the first American flag.

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Betsy Ross

The Betsy Ross story is based solely on oral affidavits from her daughter and other relatives and made public in 1870 by her grandson, William J. Canby.

Betsy Ross

Claypool) Cemetery, and now on Arch Street in the courtyard adjacent to the Betsy Ross House.

Betsy Ross

The only further supporting documentation that Betsy Ross was involved in federal flag design is the Pennsylvania State Navy Board commissioning her for work in making "ships colors & c." in May 1777.

Betsy Ross, best known for making the first American flag, was born Elizabeth Griscom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 1752. ... After Betsy completed her schooling, her father apprenticed her to a local upholsterer, where, at age 17, she met John Ross, an Anglican.Apr 2, 2014

The Betsy Ross flag is an early design of the flag of the United States, popularly – but very likely incorrectly – attributed to Betsy Ross, using the common motifs of alternating red-and-white striped field with five-pointed stars in a blue canton. The first documented usage of this flag was in 1792.