East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen), Belgium
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1751|
Prince George's County
(Birth year probably is 1669.)
The somewhat legendary Arnold Livers apparently was born in Flanders, Oost Vaanderen, Belgium in about 1669. His parents were VAN LEEUWERS, Arnult (1649 or 1645) and MRS. VAN LEEUWERS, unknown (1649). (The family name Van Leeuwers changed to Livers in America.)
Arnold Livers had grown up in and served in King James II's household in England. He fled to America when an attempt to restore James II power failed, and was naturalized in 1704.
He eventually owned thousands of acres in the Monocacy region/Frederick County, Md., and in Prince George's County, Md. He is most well-known plantation in Frederick County was called Arnold's Delight, which is the land northeast of Thurman on the east side of Catoctin Furnace Road, across from the park of present-day Camp David. In Prince George's County, his home was Timberly.
Arnold Livers was by all counts a fascinating figure.
He might be buried next to one of his wives, including Mary Ann (nee Drane) Livers, who died in 1742; or his last wife, Helena Eleanor (last name unknown), who died after him.
Arnold Livers reportedly is buried here, in Boone's Catholic Chapel Cemetery, according to the book: Stones and Bones: Cemetery Records of Prince George's County, Md. The cemetery was walked in 1955 by the D.A.R. and then again in the mid 1980's by the Prince George's County Genealogical Society. (Thanks to esteemed Arnold Livers researcher Deci Worland for added information on his gravesite.)
Stones and Bones says:
Arnold Livers (1669-1751) was interred at Boone's Catholic Chapel Cemetery, located on Van Brady Road (the old Nottingham to Washington Road) near Rosaryville in Cheltenham, Prince George's County, (Md.)
This church was the beginning of the Catholic Church for the middle part of Prince George's County, Maryland. The Chapel was described as being a modest size building made of wood set back in the woods surrounded by its cemetery. It was regularly listed in Catholic directories up until 1844 when it must have succumbed to time.
As of the mid-1980's, only 3 stones remain with numerous indications of surrounding graves from sunken lots. (This is still true today, according to the FindAGrave home page of this cemetery.)
Boones Catholic Chapel Cemetery
Prince George's County
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Record added: Apr 16, 2011
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