In the Life of Betsy Ross

Events

Born on January 1 near Philadelphia

1752

Starts work at John Webster's upholstery shop

1764

Marries John Ross

1773

REVOLUTIONARY WAR begins

1775

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE approved

1776

Betsy Ross is visited by George Washington and is asked to make the U.S. flag

1776

John Ross dies from injuries

1776

Betsy marries Joseph Ashburn

1777

Daughter Eliza born

1781

Joseph Ashburn dies

1782

Betsy marries John Claypoole

1783

GEORGE WASHINGTON elected first president

1789

WAR of 1812 begins between Great Britain and America

1812

Betsy retires

1827

Betsy Ross dies on January 30 in Philadelphia at the age of 84

1836