Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836), born Elizabeth Griscom and briefly known by her second and third married names Elizabeth Ashburn and Elizabeth Claypoole, is widely credited with making the first American flag. There is, however, no credible historical evidence that the story is true.

Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836), born Elizabeth Griscom and briefly known by her second and third married names Elizabeth Ashburn and Elizabeth Claypoole, is widely credited with making the first American flag. There is, however, no credible historical evidence that the story is true.

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