Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Richard Somers Birthplace

Richard Somers was born in his father's house at Bethel and Shore Roads in Somers Point, NJ in September 1778, during the American Revolution. This photo was taken in 1912. When Richard Somers was born it was a tavern run by his father, a Colonel and commander of the local militia and a privateer.

Somers died in the explosion of the USS Intrepid at Tripoli Harbor on Sept. 4, 1804 and is buried outside the walls of the old castle fort in what is now Martyr's Square, Tripoli.

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