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." 
Colonel Richard Wescoat Gravesite
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. 
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
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