John Ross met Betsy Griscom when both were employees of an upholsterer named William Webster. They young eloped in 1773, and were married at Hugg's Tavern in Gloucester City, New Jersey. John Ross was an Anglican (Episcopalian) and Betsy came from a Quaker family. Their marriage caused a split from her Griscom family and her expulsion from the Quaker congregation.
John and Betsy Ross established their own upholstery business. They became members of Christ Church, Philadelphia, where fifteen signers of the American Declaration of independence also worshipped, including George Washington when in Philadelphia. 
John Ross was a member of the Philadelphia; Pennsylvania Provincial Militia. Barely two years after John and Betsy Ross were married, the American Revolutionary War began in 1875. John Ross is said to have been on duty guarding munitions when killed by a gunpowder explosion. 
WikiTree profile Ross-1181 created through the import of Edwards Family Tree.ged on May 29, 2011 by Kennon Edwards. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Kennon and others.
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