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Calvert Family Cemetery

 
 
Calvert Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
1. Calvert Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Burial place of George & Rosalie Calvert, four infant children and Charles Benedict Calvert and his infant son. The Calvert family, descendants of the Lords Baltimore, lived at "Riversdale" from 1803 to 1887. Charles Benedict Calvert was a major figure in the establishment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Agricultural College (U. of MD.).
 
Erected by Riversdale Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 57.802′ N, 76° 56.158′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Queensbury Road. Touch for map. Cemetery is in Calvert Memorial Park, which is bounded by East-West Highway (MD Route 410) but cannot be reached from there. Queensbury Road is parallel to East-West Highway one block south. Rhode Island Avenue is part of the MARC Riverdale Station parking lot. Path to cemetery is opposite the train station, across the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Riverdale MD 20737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Clock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Plantation to Suburb; a Community Grows (about
Calvert Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
2. Calvert Memorial Park Sign
This sign faces the train station parking lot. It appears that the sign was erected by the Riversdale Historical Society.
300 feet away); The Town of Riverdale Park (about 300 feet away); Eternal Tribute (about 500 feet away); Riversdale (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverdale.
 
More about this marker. Riversdale House referred to on the marker is two blocks away across the railroad tracks at 4811 Riverdale Road. Riverdale Road is parallel to Queensbury Road, one block south. There is a museum there and the ballroom is available for rentals.
 
Also see . . .
1. Riversdale House Museum History. Background info on George and Rosalie Calvert. (Submitted on February 25, 2006.) 

2. Charles Benedict Calvert. A few words on Charles B. Calvert on Prince George's County History site. (Submitted on February 25, 2006.) 

3. Riversdale Historical Society. (Submitted on February 25, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. University of Maryland
 
Categories. AgricultureCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Calvert Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
3. Calvert Family Cemetery
Marker is mounted on the left end the fence.
Charles Benedict Calvert Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
4. Charles Benedict Calvert Gravestone
In memory of Charles B. Calvert, Born August 23, 1808, Died May 12, 1864. "Blessed are the merciful: For they shall obtain mercy." —Matthew V. 7.
Infant Jules Calvert's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2006
5. Infant Jules Calvert's Gravestone
Calvert, Jules van Havre. Oct. 30, 1848, Aug. 4, 1849.
Rosalie Stier Calvert (1778 - 1821) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 24, 2013
6. Rosalie Stier Calvert (1778 - 1821)
Here rests the body of
Rosalie Eugenia Calvert
Wife of George Calvert and Daughter of
Henry J. Stier Esquire of Antwerp
who died March 13, 1821 Aged 43
May she be numbered among the children
of God, and her lot be among the Saints
_____ . _____
We see the hand, we worship and adore
And justify the all disposing power.
Bas Relief on Rosalie Calvert's Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 24, 2013
7. Bas Relief on Rosalie Calvert's Tomb
In this panel by Giovanni Andrei, Rosalie Calvert is welcomed to heaven by her four dead children (Marie Louise, 1804-1809; Henry, 1810-1820; Maria Louise, 1812-1813 and Amelia, 1816-1820).
George Calvert (1768-1838) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 24, 2013
8. George Calvert (1768-1838)
Here lies the body of George Calvert, Esq. Of Riversdale, youngest son of Benedict Calvert Esq. of Mount Airy, Prince George County Maryland and grandson of Charles Calvert, Sixth Lord Baltimore, who died January 18th, 1838 Aged 70. (Helen Ridgely noted an error in this epitaph, Charles Calvert the grandfather was the fifth Lord Baltimore.)
Henry Calvert (1810-1820) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 24, 2013
9. Henry Calvert (1810-1820)
This barely readable headstone seems to be that that of nine year old Henry Calvert who died in February 1820 in the same week as his three year old sister Amelia, perhaps of diphtheria.
Charles Benedict Calvert (1808-1864) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 24, 2013
10. Charles Benedict Calvert (1808-1864)
Charles B. Calvert's footstone reads: "C. B. C. Sans peur et sans reproche ", Without fear and without reproach.
Stier-Calvert Family Tree image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 24, 2013
11. Stier-Calvert Family Tree
Close-up of image in the Riversdale Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,009 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 10, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   11. submitted on October 23, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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