Sometime after the War of 1812, John Arnold bought a tract of land on the north bank of the Severn River known as "Hammond's Security" for $1,756.50 cash. John Arnold lived in a house, which still stands on Freshfield Lane in Arnold, Maryland.
He married Rebecca Ann Redmond in 1819, and had seven children who all survived him. John requested burial between two trees in his back yard—some say to keep an eye on his young widow.
In memory of JOHN ARNOLD
Died August 20, 1857
In the 74th year of his age.
FOOTSTONE has initials J. A.