Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Richard Somers' Birthplace, Somers Point, NJ

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Richard Somers was born during the American Revolution on September 15, 1778 at the home and Tavern of his father, Col. Richard Somers, an officer in the New Jersey Revolutionary militia and a privateer with a letter of marque allowing him to attack British ships.

The house, on the corner of Shore and Bethel Roads, is seen in the photo as it stood in the 1960s. In the 1970s it was remodeled into an office building that still stands.

A historic marker was placed near the sidewalk and Veterans Park is just across the street.

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