Read the Book about Historian Al Frazza's creation of this Revolutionary War New Jersey website! Click Here for Details.

Mays Landing, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
This website, its text and photographs are © 2009 - 2024 AL Frazza. All rights reserved.


Revolutionary War New Jersey
Colonel Richard Wescoat Marker in Memorial Park
Mays Landing - Revolutionary War

Colonel Richard Wescoat Marker

Memorial Park
Cape May Ave. and Harding Highway
Map / Directions to the Colonel Richard Wescoat Marker
Map / Directions to all Mays Landing Revolutionary War Sites

Colonel Richard Wescoat was a Revolutionary War soldier who after the war settled in Mays Landing, where he became a merchant. Wescoat's story is told in this historic sign in Memorial Park:
"Living at The Forks in 1764, he became an ardent patriot and as a First Major, served in Colonel Richard Somers' 3rd Regiment, Gloucester County Militia in 1775. He served at Mt. Holly in a skirmish in Dec. 1776 and was wounded at Trenton Jan 2, 1777. Wescoat and Elijah Clark constructed the Fort Fox Burrows at Chestnut Neck prior to the battle on Oct. 6, 1778. Moving to Mays Landing in June 1783, he operated a store and tavern close to the present County buildings and died here on Mar. 9, 1825, aged 91 years. He is buried in Presbyterian Cemetery."  [1]

Revolutionary War New Jersey
Colonel Richard Wescoat Gravesite
Colonel Richard Wescoat Gravesite
Mays Landing - Revolutionary War

Presbyterian Cemetery

Second St. and Cape May Ave.
Map / Directions to Colonel Richard Wescoat's Gravesite
Map / Directions to all Mays Landing Revolutionary War Sites

Colonel Wescoat is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, located one tenth of a mile north of the marker honoring him in Memorial Park.

Colonel Wescoat died in March 1825 at the age of 91. [2]

Revolutionary War New Jersey

Source Notes:

1. ^ Hamilton Township Bicentennial Committee sign, erected 1975

2. ^ Date and Information drawn appear on the gravestone, as well as on the Hamilton Township Bicentennial Committee sign in Memorial Park