Who were betsy ross friends

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who were betsy ross friends

Betsy Ross by Alexandra Wallner

A nice biography of Elizabeth Griscom Ross for young children.
Though there are many conflicting stories about the life of Betsy Ross, and no absolute proof that she sewed the first American flag, this book favored the accounts of her life in the book The Truth About the Betsy Ross Story by Robert Morris. From her Quaker roots to her life long profession as an upholsterer, through three marrriages, many children and widowhood, she is presented as a smart, hardworking, much loved mother, business women, and patriot.
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Who is Betsy Ross?

Betsy went to a Friends (Quaker) public school. For eight hours a day she was taught reading, writing, and received instruction in a trade probably sewing.
Alexandra Wallner

Biography of Betsy Ross, American Icon

Betsy Ross, a fourth-generation American born in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, apprenticed with an upholsterer before irrevocably splitting with her family to marry outside the Quaker religion. She and her husband John Ross started their own upholstery business. Despite a lack of credible evidence to support it, legend holds that President George Washington requested that Betsy make the first American flag. Betsy Ross, best known for making the first American flag, was born Elizabeth Griscom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 1, A fourth-generation American, and the great-granddaughter of a carpenter who had arrived in New Jersey in from England, Betsy was the eighth of 17 children. Like her sisters, she attended Quaker schools and learned sewing and other crafts common in her day.

Though that story is likely apocryphal, Ross is known to have sewn flags during the Revolutionary War. Elizabeth Griscom was born on January 1, , in the bustling colonial city of Philadelphia. She was the eighth of 17 children. The daughter of generations of craftsman her father was a house carpenter , young Betsy attended a Quaker school and was then apprenticed to William Webster, an upholsterer. The Rosses started their own upholstery shop, and John joined the militia. He died after barely two years of marriage.

You may know about the Betsy Ross Flag, but you probably didn't know that Betsy lost two husbands to the war, was kicked out of her church for marrying the wrong guy and was born into a family with 17 children! You will see the Betsy Ross House where she made the flag, the Betsy Ross Signature and find out how to make a 5-pointed star with one snip, a feat she performed for George Washington that helped her get the job of making the first flag of the United States. Learn about all these interesting Betsy Ross Facts and more below. Betsy Ross Facts - Dates of marriages, husbands' names. Betsy Ross married three times, her first two husbands died as a result of the Revolutionary War.

Andrew was successful at his trade. He was also of firm Quaker belief, and he was inspired to move to Philadelphia to become an early participant in Penn's "holy experiment.
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The Real Betsy Ross

A symbol of patriotism, Ross is often celebrated as the woman who helped George Washington finish the design. Although there is no historical evidence that she created this flag, her story has made her a national icon. Betsy Ross was born as Elizabeth Griscom on January 1, She was the eighth of seventeen children, but only about nine survived childhood. Her father Samuel Griscom owned an old farmhouse and was a successful carpenter in New Jersey.


  1. Arnou B. says:

    Betsy Ross, best known for making the first American flag, was born and she was promptly expelled from both her family and the Friends.

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  5. Sam S. says:

    Elizabeth Griscom, the eighth of 17 children, was brought up as a member of the Society of Friends , educated in Quaker schools, and became an apprentice to a Philadelphia upholsterer.

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