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Burial Ground of Col. Richard Somers

1737-1794

 
 
Burial ground of Col. Richard Somers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
1. Burial ground of Col. Richard Somers Marker
Inscription. And his immediate family, Grandson of John Somers, First settler, 1693, member of 3rd Regiment, Gloucester County militia. Monument erected 1850 in memory of his son, Master Commandant Richard Somers, U.S.N. 1778-1804. Site restored 1981.
 
Erected by Somers Point Board of Education and Somers Point Rotary Club.
 
Location. 39° 18.946′ N, 74° 35.782′ W. Marker is in Somers Point, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of W. New York Avenue and 1st Street on W. New York Avenue. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the New York Avenue School. Marker is in this post office area: Somers Point NJ 08244, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Submarine Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Shipbuilding (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bass Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Anchorage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Transportation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Somers Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Getting Around Somers Point (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Somers Point.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Burial ground of Col. Richard Somers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
2. Burial ground of Col. Richard Somers Marker
In Memory of Richard Somers. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
3. In Memory of Richard Somers.
Son of Richard and Sophia Somers, Master Commandant in the Navy of the United States-Born 15th Sep. 1778. "He perished in the 25th year of his age in the Ketch Intrepid in the memorable attempt to destroy the Turkish Flotilla in the Harbour of Tripoli on the night of the 14th of Sep 1804. Distinguished for his energy, courage, and manly sense of honour. Pro patria non timidus mort."
 
 
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