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    Betsy Ross


    Elizabeth Griscom "Betsy" Ross, née Griscom, also known by her second and third married names, Ashburn and Claypoole, is widely credited with making the first American flag. According to family tradition, upon a visit from General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, in 1776, Ross changed the shape of the stars he had sketched for the flag from six-pointed to five-pointed by demonstrating on the spot that it was easier and speedier to cut the latter. However, there is... (wikipedia)

    • Born in Philadelphia, PA
    • Country US
    • Died On 1/30/1836

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