She lied about sewing the first American flag. Although the story is told when we are young, there is no evidence supporting that she made the first flag. There were different flags with different designs and colors back then, all were different from British flag to protest British rule. She also was a Quaker and married her first husband outside of her own religion (a big no-no at that time), to John Ross, an Anglican. She married 3 times, her 3rd husband she met while her 2nd husband was in prison. Both her former husbands were dead when she remarried. She was a single mother, handled household and property independently (and a company - unusual for women to be involved in business at that time) and remarried for financial reasons.