was issued in Philadelphia, JANUARY 2, 1952, commemorating the
200th anniversary of her birth
Born a day earlier, January 1, 1752, to a
was the 8th of 17 children.
apprenticed as a seamstress and fell in love with upholsterer
, son of an Episcopal rector at Christ Church and
nephew of Declaration signer, George Ross
, the son of an Anglican clergyman, was a delegate from Pennsylvania to the
, being elected its first vice-president.
colonel in the Continental Army
and later an admiralty judge in Pennsylvania where
he refused to acknowledge
authority of the Federal court over State decisions.
George Ross' sister married
another signer of the Declaration.
Quakers forbade interdenominational marriage
John and Betsy eloped
, being married by
the last colonial Governor of New Jersey William Franklin
, the son of Ben Franklin.
John and Betsy Ross
-Thomas Jefferson and
The Ross' pew
, was next to a column adjoining
and not far from
During the Revolution,
died when a munitions depot he was guarding blew up.
Shortly after, in June 1776,
Betsy Ross to sew an American Flag
Another woman who made the
Grand Union Flag of 1775 was Rebecca Flower Young
, whose daughter
Mary Young Pickersgill made the famous "Star Spangled Banner"
which flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812
married sea captain
Old Swedes Church
That winter the British forcibly quartered in the home of
Betsy and Joseph Ashburn.
later sailed to the
for war supplies, but was captured and sent to
Old Mill Prison, where he died
later brought the news of Joseph's death to
, only to fall in love with her himself.
, May 8, 1783, and together they had 5 children.
The Betsy Ross Bridge
across the Delaware River connecting Philadelphia with Pennsauken, New Jersey, is named in her honor.
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