Betsy Ross

By: Brielle Rabideau

Important Facts

  • Betsy's skill with a needle drew in customers like General George Washington
  • She received a visit from George Washington, wanting a design for a flag in 1776 or 1777
  • She had a say in how the flag was designed

Family Life

  • Betsy married three times; all died before her
  • Had eight daughters
  • She was a widow three times
  • Two of her husbands died at the same place because the British captured them

Famous For

  • Creating the American flag

Role in the Revolution

Her role was to sew the American flag

Life After the Revolution

  • Went back to her kids
  • Kept on making flags