Did You Know...?
Elizabeth Griscom Ross (1752-1836) was a Philadelphia seamstress.
According to the historians, she has been incorrectly credited
for the design of the first Stars and Stripes.
George Washington was a constant visitor to the home of Mrs.
Ross before he received the job of being the Commander of the Army.
Around the first of June, 1776, George Washington, General
of the Continental Army, came to Ross with two representatives of Congress-
Colonel Ross and Robert Morris.
Washington and the two men had come to ask Betsy to sew the
flag they had designed; Betsy was the one to suggest 5 pointed stars instead
of 6 pointed stars.
The story of the creation of our first flag was first
told in 1870 by one of Betsy's grandsons, William J. Canby, at a meeting
of Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Photo found: http://www.hgtv.com/HGTV/project/ 0,1158,FOLI_project_27887,FF.html
Information found: http://www.usflag.org/about.Betsy.Ross.html