Betsy Ross (born Elizabeth Griscom) also known by her second and
third married names Elizabeth Ashburn and Elizabeth Claypoole.
(January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836)
Ross was a seamstress who owned and operated an upholstery shop with
her husband. She was commissioned by George Washington to design and
make the first American flag in 1776. Betsy Ross has become a significant
symbol in American history.