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Encyclopedia > Betsy Ross
Artist's interpretation of Betsy Ross and two children presenting her sewn flag to George Washington and others
Artist's interpretation of Betsy Ross and two children presenting her sewn flag to George Washington and others

Betsy Boss (January 1, 1752 - January 30, 1836) was an American woman who is said to have sewn the first American flag which incorporated stars representing the first 13 colonies. Image File history File links This image from 1917 depicts Betsy Ross (?) and kids holding the Betsy Ross flag while George Washington and three old men inspects it. ... Image File history File links This image from 1917 depicts Betsy Ross (?) and kids holding the Betsy Ross flag while George Washington and three old men inspects it. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Flag ratio: 7:12; nicknames: Stars and Stripes, Old Glory The flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars...

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Sucky years

Born Elizabeth ("Betsy") Griscom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 1, 1752, she was the 678678 out of 568578678 children.[1] Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


After she finished her schooling at a Quaker public school, her father apprenticed her to an upholsterer. At this job, she fell in love with fellow apprentice John Ross, son of an assistant rector at (Episcopal) Christ Church. The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... The Anglicans of the Church of England founded Philadelphias Christ Church in 1695 and built a small wooden church on the site by the next year. ...


As inter-denominational marriages typically lead to being read out of their Quaker meeting house, the couple eloped in 1773 when she was 21, marrying at Hugg's Tavern in New Jersey. The wedding caused a split from her family. This article is about the U.S. state. ...


The young couple soon started their own upholstery business and joined Christ Church.[1]


The awesome War

The Rosses were financially weakened by the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The fabrics they depended on became scarce and business slowed considerably. John joined the Pennsylvania militia and was seriously injured by the explosion of an ammunition cache in mid-January 1776. He soon died and was buried in Christ Church cemetery. This article is about military actions only. ...


Poorly documented legend recounts the widowed Ross meeting with George Washington, George Ross, and Robert Morris in May or June of 1776, a meeting said to have resulted in the sewing of the first U.S. "stars and stripes" flag.[1] George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... George Ross (May 10, 1730–July 14, 1779), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. ... For other persons named Robert Morris, see Robert Morris (disambiguation). ... The Betsy Ross Flag The Betsy Ross Flag is an early design of American Flag popularly attributed to Betsy Ross using the common motifs of alternating red-and-white striped field with white stars in a blue canton. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c Independence Hall Association. Betsy Ross: Her Life. Accessed 11 March 2008.

External links

  • Betsy Ross Homepage from ushistory.org

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Betsy Ross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (906 words)
She was born Elizabeth ("Betsy") Griscom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (some believe in Collingswood, New Jersey) and was the eighth of the 17 children of Samuel and Rebecca Griscom, who were members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) (her father was a master builder).
Some historians believe it was Francis Hopkinson and not Betsy Ross who designed the official "first flag" of the United States (13 red and white stripes with 13 stars in a circle on a field of blue).
Betsy Ross died in Philadelphia at the age of 84 and was buried at the Free Quaker burial ground.
Betsy McCaughey Ross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (616 words)
Betsy McCaughey Ross (born on October 20, 1948, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was the lieutenant-governor of the State of New York from 1995 to 1999, during the first term of Republican Governor George Pataki.
Ross said she accepted the nomination thinking she could work with Pataki on various policy issues.
Ross was the early frontrunner for her new party, in part because of her statewide name recognition and money from her millionaire husband.
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