Betsy Ross

Born 1-1-1752 Died 1-30-1836

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Childhood

Betsy was born into a Quaker(a type of religion) family. Betsy was the 8 of 17 children. Like her sisters she went to Quaker schools. She learned sewing and other common crafts. After she finished her schooling her father sent her to a local upholster, where at age 17 she met John Ross (see below picture).

Impact on the War

When the war started Betsy and John's business slowed so John joined the militia. When he was guarding an ammunition catch he died from an explosion. In late May or early July she had a meeting with George Washington, George Ross, and Robert Morris witch led to the first making of the American flag.