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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Our September meeting will be held at 6:30pm, on Thursday the 12th at Fred and Ethel's in Historic Smithville.

Chapter President, Norman Goos, will be presenting his research on area mills of colonial times at the Atlantic County Historical Society on September 9th at 6:30PM.  For more information, click here.

We will also be embarking on a new project to formally mark the graves of Ebenezer and Ruben Tucker.



Chapter President, Norman Goos, was featured prominently in the feature article of the Press of AC for July 4th.

Longevity Certificate Recipients
Recipients of Longevity Certificates
Left to right... Norman Goos, Harry Folger, Ron Townsend, Earl Cain, Donald Bayconich, Ben Brenner,
 
Jim Higbee, Steve McBrearty, Jimmy Carothers, Donald Higbee, Jim Gale and Paul Sutton (55 years!)


Bill Schmitz receiving 20 year certificate.At our August meeting we also acknowledged  Compatriot William Schmitz's 20 years of very active service.  The certificate was presented by Chapter President Norman Goos with able assistance by waitress Monica.


On Saturday, May 25th, we joined with the General Lafayette Chapter, DAR, for their annual Chestnut Memorial Day Service.

Presentation of POW MIA Table
Suzanne Smith presenting the POW/MIA table
Earl representing CRS
Earl representing theColonel Richard Somers Chapter
Presntation of Wreath
Veterans presenting the wreath led by Compatriot Monty Holt
Veteran's Salute
Veteran Salute

Compatriot Schmitz presenting Bronze Medal to Oaksrest Cadet Captain Baldwin
Compatriot Schmitz presenting Bronze Medal to Oakcrest Cadet Captain Baldwin

At our January 10th meeting Bryce and Bryan Lippincott joined their Dad Bruce and brother Ben becoming members of the SAR. Uncle Mike Lippincott (center) made #5.

Lippincott Family


On Saturday, October 10, 2018, we gathered at Chestnut Neck to remember the 240th Anniversary of the Massacre at Chestnut Neck.  At this event we also inducted Compatraiot Paul Tucci into our ranks.

Norm Goos with KIA MemorialAssemblyman John Risley addresses the groupInuction of Paul Tucci


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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.  







On Saturday, October 10, 2018, we gathered at Chestnut Neck to remember the 240th Anniversary of the Massacre at Chestnut Neck.  At this event we also inducted Compatraiot Paul Tucci into our ranks.


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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.  












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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 10, 2018, we gathered at Chestnut Neck to remember the 240th Anniversary of the Massacre at Chestnut Neck.  At this event we also inducted Compatraiot Paul Tucci into our ranks.


********New site marker

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.