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John Ross' relationship with Betsy Ross ended when John Ross died on 1775. They had been married for 2 years.

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John Ross

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Why Famous: First Husband of Betsy Ross

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Betsy Ross

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Why Famous: Maker of the first American Flag

Age: 84 (1/1/1752 - 1/30/1836)


Betsy Ross' Relationships (3)

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Event Start Date Length
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Married 1773 2 years
Deceased 1775 --
 Total2 years*

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Where and/or how did John Ross and Betsy Ross meet?

Betsy's father apprenticed her to an upholsterer named William Webster. At this job, she fell in love with fellow apprentice John Ross.

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The couple eloped in 1773 when she was 21 at Hugg's Tavern in Gloucester, New Jersey. The marriage caused a split from her family and meant her expulsion from the Quaker congregation. The young couple soon started their own upholstery business and joined Christ Church, where their fellow congregants included George Washington and his family. Betsy and John had no children.

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