Ross, Betsy, 1752-1836

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Seamstress, credited with having made the first American flag bearing the Stars and Stripes at the request of George Washington, Robert Morris and George Ross. Full name: Betsy Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole; married John Ross (1773), Joseph Ashburn (1777) and John Claypoole (1783).

From the description of Papers of Betsy Ross, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070538

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referencedIn Betsy Ross materials, 1742-1977 (inclusive), 1742-1977 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Birthplace of Old Glory [model] : Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia, Pa. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Washington and Betsy Ross (Percy Mackaye) Los Angeles FTP United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Canby, William J., fl. 1870. Papers of William J. Canby, 1758-1975 (bulk 1905-1975). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Benjamin, Mary Eddy. Mary Eddy Benjamin collection, undated. New London County Historical Society
referencedIn Religious Society of Free Quakers records, 1781-1975, 1781-1975 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Ross, Betsy, 1752-1836. Papers of Betsy Ross, undated. Library of Congress
referencedIn Parry, Edwin S. (Edwin Satterthwaite). Betsy Ross and the first flag, 1931 Jan. 20. Camden County Historical Society
referencedIn Page, Ruth. Scrapbooks: v. 10, New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Society of Free Quakers. Records, 1781-1975. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Harral, Jared A. (Jared Alphonzo), 1842-1933. Jared A. Harral papers, 1900, 1912. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn BOSTON TEA PARTY United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Mullins, Isla May, 1859-1936. Certificate of membership, American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association for Mrs. E.Y. Mullins. SBTS Library, James P. Boyce Centennial Library
referencedIn Parry, Oliver Randolph. Betsy Ross research collection, 1896-1909. Bucks County Historical Society
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior. 1826 - 2009. Motion Picture Film Documentation of the Diverse Activities of the Department of the Interior. 1916 - 1976. HISTORIC SHRINES OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
referencedIn Morris, Robert F.,. Betsy Ross materials, 1742-1977 (inclusive). American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn B Lecher (Firm). Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia [model]. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
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referencedIn Betsy Ross making the first flag, 1776 [according to legend]. Copy of painting attributed to Frank McKernan. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn The first flag being made United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Betsy Ross Monument National Archives at Boston
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associatedWith Benjamin, Mary Eddy. person
associatedWith Canby, William J., fl. 1870. person
associatedWith Harral, Jared A. (Jared Alphonzo), 1842-1933. person
associatedWith Morris, Robert F., person
associatedWith Morris, Robert F., comp. person
associatedWith Mullins, Isla May, 1859-1936. person
associatedWith Page, Ruth. person
associatedWith Parry, Edwin S. (Edwin Satterthwaite) person
associatedWith Parry, Oliver Randolph. person
associatedWith Society of Free Quakers. corporateBody
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Birth 1752-01-01

Death 1836-01-30

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