Philadelphia Historic Timeline - 1773: Elizabeth Griscom and John Ross paddle across the Delaware River to New Jersey, where they elope. Griscom’s family is furious: She gets read out of her Quaker meeting for marrying an Anglican. Nonetheless, the young couple returns to Philadelphia, where they open their upholstery business. Find more information at the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street.
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