Betsy Ross January 1, 1752-January 30, 1836.
Betsy Ross was best known for making the first American flag. She was the daughter of Samuel Griscom and Rebecca James. Betsy Ross was born in Philadelphia, pennsylvania on January 1, 1752. Betsy was the eighth of seventeen children. She grew up in a house hold where the plain dress and strict discipline of the society of friends dominated her life. Betsy learned to sew from her great aunt Sarah Elizabeth Ann Griscom.
After Betsy finshed her schooling at a Quaker public school, her father apprenticed her to an upholsterer. At that job, she feel inlove with her fellow apprentice John Ross. The couple ran off and got married in 1773 when she was just 21 at Hugg's Tarven in Gloucester, New Jeresy. The couples marriage cause Betsy and her family to split and that meant banning her from the Quaker congregation. Soon after that the couple started their own upholstery business and joined christ church. Betsy and John Ross had one daughter, Sarah Ross.