Betsy Ross is Buried in Basking Ridge

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Post Views: 2,407 Local Lore –Flag Designer Betsy Ross and her Basking Ridge Ties Betsy Ross’s name at her death was actually Elizabeth (Betsy) Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole. Claypoole was a Morris County man. June 14 commemorates Flag Day the birthday of the first U.S. flag, made by Betsy Ross (1752-1836) at the request of George Washington.  It is also the best known symbol of America. Mrs. Ross, a seamstress, did not design the flag, but apparently came up with the idea of five-pointed stars. According to Ross’s grandson, Ross was…

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