Betsy Ross is Buried in Basking Ridge

Betsy Ross Painting with General Washington

Post Views: 2,797 Local Lore –Flag Designer Betsy Ross and her Basking Ridge Ties “Here lies the woman who made the first banner containing the stars and stripes after that honored old ensign had been adopted, June 14, 1776.” July 4, 1876 speech given by E.M. Pennington in Basking Ridge, NJ 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…

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