Betsy Ross


Birthday January 1, 1752

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Gloucester City, NJ

DEATH DATE Jan 30, 1836 (84)

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Seamstress who is credited with sewing the first American flag. A bridge that connects Pennsylvania and New Jersey is named the Betsy Ross Bridge in her honor.

Before Fame

She ran and owned an upholstery business with her husband.        


She was disowned by the Quakers when she joined the Revolutionary War effort.

Family Life

She had 13 brothers and sisters and mothered seven daughters herself.

Associated With

She had the honor of presenting the first American flag to President George Washington.