Elizabeth Griscom

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Elizabeth Griscom was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back in 1752 to Samuel and Rebecca. Being born into a strict Quaker household she learned to sew from her great-aunt Sarah. She attended a Quaker-run state school. While assisting her father in the upholster business she fell I love with John. The couple eloped in 1773 marrying at Hugg’s Tavern in Gloucester City, New Jersey.

When the American Revolutionary War started John was a member of the Pennsylvanian Provincial Militia. John was killed in action when a gunpowder keg exploded. She continued to repair uniforms, making tents, blankets and stuffed paper tube cartridges for the Continental Army.

After the war she married again twice, all total she had five daughters and no sons. She spent the last three years with her daughter Jane until her death in 1836, she was 84.

What you may not know about Elizabeth Griscom is when she married John her name changed to Ross, better known as Betsy. That’s right Elizabeth Griscom is the Betsy Ross that made the first American flag. Until tomorrow my wish for you is a happy day filled with a lot smiles and a laugh along the way


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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... I was guessing it might be Betsy Ross but wasn't certain till you "exposed" the truth.

Jun 19, 2018 04:04 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray oh, what a nice piece of history to read today.... 

Jun 19, 2018 04:29 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. The solution to the puzzle is in the details! Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Jun 19, 2018 04:31 AM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray,

Loved this tidbit of information from our history. Our new flag is coming today! I never knew Betsy Ross had 5 daughters!

Jun 19, 2018 04:39 AM #5
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Quite a history this gal had...and a name in history as well !

Jun 19, 2018 05:07 AM #6
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Will,
Thanks for this history lesson about Betsy Ross.  I have sewn many things but never a flag. 

Jun 19, 2018 06:17 AM #7
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, Now this is one that we should all know about.  She did so much for our colonies back then.


Jun 19, 2018 06:18 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

You had be on this one uyntil the punchline at the end. Good one.

Jun 19, 2018 07:12 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Wow, what a great story. I have been to her house in Philadelphia where I am from and never knew the back story until today.

Jun 19, 2018 07:55 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a fun post, and I had no idea once again...Thanks for the enlightening moment today!  A

Jun 19, 2018 09:10 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - since I grew up in Philadelphia I did know that story.

Jun 19, 2018 09:55 AM #12
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I did not know that bit of history, very cool stuff.  I always learn something new from your posts!

Jun 19, 2018 10:41 AM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You had me guessing right up until the last paragraph who this Elizabeth person was James....

Jun 19, 2018 03:12 PM #14
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good evening James,

I would never have guessed!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 19, 2018 03:16 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- we all know the name Betsy Ross but did not know her background. 

Jun 19, 2018 04:05 PM #16
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello James Dray as with some of the others that have commented, I thought I knew to whom your story was referring...and I was right.  I did not know some of the facts about Betsy Ross that you have written, so another wonderful history lesson!

Jun 19, 2018 06:51 PM #17
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - I should have picked up on the clues.  Great history back story. 

Jun 19, 2018 07:21 PM #18
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James,  Betsy Ross has been in my thoughts off and on ever since Flag Day this past week.  I was hoping and thinking that a lot of people would bring her up during this period, however yours, is the first.  Thank you, James.

Jun 19, 2018 09:25 PM #19
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Well, James, what a nice surprise - following Flag Day, it's a very timely history lesson!

And, I had no idea Betsy had 5 daughters - I can't IMAGINE! LOL

Happy Wednesday!

Jun 19, 2018 11:53 PM #20
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Love the back story to Betsy Ross! 

Jun 20, 2018 08:13 AM #21
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