Betsy Ross

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Born: January 1, 1752

Died: January 30, 1836

Life of Betsy Ross

Besty Ross was married three times the first time in 1773 to 1776 to John Ross. The second time she was married to Joseph Ashburn in 1777 to 1782. Her last marriage was to John Claypoole in 1783 to 1817. She has six daughters Harriet Claypoole, Aucilla Ashburn, Elizabeth Ashburn Claypoole silliman, Clarissa Sidney Claypoole Wilson, Jane Claypoole Canby, Susannah Claypoole Satterthwaite, and Rachel Claypoole Jones Fletcher.

Why was she important...

Betsy Ross was a patriotic icon in the late 19th century. She had sewn the first "stars and stripes" the U.S flag in 1776. Betsy was know for sewing flags during the Revolutionary War.