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Mary Camp Roberts

Mary Camp was a descendent of the original Connecticut colonists who settled Newark in 1666. Her family went on to found Camptown (now Irvington).

Mary’s Coffin Opening 2009 at the Smithsonian Institute | Photo by Chip Clark

Mary Camp Roberts (1764-1852)

Mary Camp was born in 1764 in Camptown, New Jersey (now Irvington), a descendent of the original group of settlers that arrived in Newark in 1666. She married Moses Roberts and raised a large family. They moved to Clinton Ave. in Newark where Moses was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church. They had at least 10 children, of which only two out lived their parents. Mary died May 26, 1852, at age 88. She was buried in the family plot in the First Presbyterian churchyard where her coffin was discovered in 2005, during the excavation of the Prudential Hockey Arena.  

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Joe Mullins & Scott Warnasch | Photo by Emily Mullins
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Mary’s Coffin Opening 2009 at the Smithsonian Institute | Photo by Chip Clark
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Mary’s Coffin Opening 2009 at the Smithsonian Institute | Photo by Chip Clark
Mary Camp Skull reconstruction
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Facial Recreation by Joe Mullins | Photos by Emily Mullins

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