The Colonel Richard Somers Chapter, New Jersey Society,  Sons of the American Revolution is comprised predominantly of revolutionary descendants living in Atlantic and Cape May Counties, New Jersey.

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The General Lafayette Chapter NSDAR will be holding the Annual Memorial Day Service at Chestnut Neck Monument beginning at 10:30 on Sat. May 26, 2018. We will be assembling by 10:15 at the monument. Bug spray is a must, of course. There will be the traditional wreath laying and the chapter will supply the wreath.

Our October meeting was held at Romanelli's Garden Cafe,  Chapter President Norman Goos presented "1st Lt. Jeremiah Leeds: the Quintessential Yeoman Piney".   Compatriot Goos also provided the featured handout here.

Meeting Thursday - May 10th – Fred & Ethel’s – Historic Smithville - 6:30.

On April 30th, Chapter President, Norman Goos, reprised his Pinelands Shortcourse "Beaches, Breaches and Bays"  at the Atlantic County Historical Society.  This presentation can be viewed here with more details comming shortly.

At our April meeting we celebrated compatriot Jim Higbee's 90th.

Jim Higbee receiving Chestnut Neck Mural for his 90th Birthday

Some advance notice: Our June 14th meeting will be our Chapter awards event. Mark that date on you calendars.

Reminder that all meals are off our special menu that includes, entree, soft drinks, coffee, tea, desert, tax and tip. Cash is required.


On Sunday December 10th, the Gen. Lafayette Chapter, DAR, participated in Wreaths Across America.  Patriots interred in Asbury (English's), Old Zion, Blackman's, and Clark's meeting were honored.  


You can now support the SAR by signing up for Amazon Smile donations.

Ken Able, Rutgers' Professor of Marine Biology and Director of the Rutgers' Research Station at Little Egg Inlet was our August speaker presenting

And finally we have posted compatriot Morgan's excellent presentation on using the Internet for genealogical research.  To review you may click here.


Remember that the Atlantic County Historical Society (ACHS) research and genealogy library has reopened. The library is open  Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM until 3:30 PM.



Compatriot Earl Caine was feature prominently in Press of Atlantic City article on the on the new Atlantic County Veterans Museum.

  On Saturday, October 7, 2017, a small group of us gathered at Chestnut Neck to remember the 239th Anniversary of the Massacre at Chestnut Neck.  

 Dan and Charles with wreath

 Compatriot Goos reading the names from the KIA monument


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Reminder that we need members for our committees:   Membership (maintain membership list, email, phone status, etc.),  Meeting (contact with F&E's,New site marker menus, agenda, speakers),   Chestnut Neck (maintenance/events), Web site, Facebook, and  Publicity (local news orgs).  Please consider joining one of these groups.  If you have an idea for a committee, let us know.