|Birth: ||Sep. 15, 1778|
|Death: ||Sep. 4, 1804|
Somers Monument at New York Avenue School, Somers Point, New Jersey: Walter Gregory 10/2005(uncorrected), SOUTH SIDE: In memory of Richard Somers Son of Richard & Sophia Somers Master Commandant In the Navy of the United States
Born 15th Sep 1779 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 this night Of the 4th of Sep 1804 Distinguished for his energy courage And manly sense of honour "pro patria non timidos mort." Note: Died at Sea maybe buried in Tripoli, Libya.
1804 • Tripoli, Libya
In 2004, the New Jersey state assembly passed two resolutions calling for the return of his remains. It is hoped that with the fall of Moammar Gadhafi's regime in Libya in August 2011 that the effort to repatriate the remains will finally be successful.
Richard Somers (1737 - 1794)
Sophia Somers (1741 - 1795)
Constance Somers (____ - 1797)*
Sarah Somers Keen (1772 - 1850)*
Richard Somers (1778 - 1804)
Colonel Richard Somers Family Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Somers Family History
Record added: Jan 13, 2008
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