Richard Somers III

15 September 1778–4 September 1804 (Age 25)
Great Egg Harbor, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Somers III was born on 15 September 1778, in Great Egg Harbor, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Richard Somers Jr., was 40 and his mother, Sophia Stillwell, was 39. He died on 4 September 1804, in Tripoli, Ţarābulus, Libya, at the age of 25, and was buried in Libya.

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Family Time Line

Richard Somers Jr.
1737–1793
Sophia Stillwell
1739–1797
Jane Somers
1761–1764
Edward Somers
1761–
James Somers
1770–
Constant Somers
1763–1799
Sophia Somers
1766–1840
Sarah Somers
1772–1850
Richard Somers III
1778–1804

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World Events (7)

1780

Age 2

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 8

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Summer or Summers .2 English (northern): patronymic from Summer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

From a Book that was printed at Provo, Utah July 1955 Volume 1 Number 1

I will be adding any notations that Marian Hurst Bair has made in this book, as it was at one time hers. This will be done by (comment, rbb) Ruth Bair Bindrup who typed this into the computer. From …

Sources (3)

  • Richard Somers, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lieut Richard Somers, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Richard Somers Jr, "Find A Grave Index"

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