Ross, Betsy

Ross, Betsy

Ross, Betsy, 1752-1836, American seamstress, b. Philadelphia. Her full name was Elizabeth Griscom Ross. She is known to have made flags during the American Revolution, although the long-accepted story that she designed and made the first American national flag (the Stars and Stripes) is generally discredited.

See R. Thompson, The Last of Philadelphia's Free Quakers (1972).

Betsy is an English name for females, used as a nickname for Elizabeth. It is also a surname. Famous uses or users of Betsy include:

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