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I, Betsey Ross

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on 9 January 2014

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Transcript of I, Betsey Ross

Early Life
I attended Friends Public School. My schoolmaster was very strict. I went to school 6 times a week. I sat on a hard wooden bench for 8 hours a day.
Adult Life
I designed the nation's first flag. I started a upholstrey business with my first husband, John Ross. My house was shared with British soldiers. I had 2 daughters and 5 sons.
Interesting Facts
I had 7 children but only 5 lived to adulthood. George Washington asked me to make the flag. My full name when i died was Elizabeth Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole
When Was I Born and When Did I Die?
I was born on January 1, 1752 in Philidelphia, PA..

I died January 30, 1836 in Philidelphia, PA. at age 84.
I, Betsey Ross
When I got home from school I liked
to make clothes for my new family member. I had to help with my chores going to school. My Great Aunt Sarah and I loved to mend and sew. Is my early life a lot like yours?
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