Hewes, Joseph, 1730-1779

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1730-01-23
Death 1779-11-10

Biographical notes:

Joseph Hewes (1730-1779) of North Carolina was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a member of the Continental Congress involved in several committees concerned with naval and maritime affairs.

From the guide to the Joseph Hewes Papers, ., 1765-1776, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Merchant, N.C. delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

From the description of Letter, 1779. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41395586

Delegate to the Continental Congress from North Carolina.

From the description of Letter of Joseph Hewes, 1776. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453248

At this time, Joseph Hewes was a delegate from North Carolina at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Samuel Johnston was a North Carolina planter and lawyer who presided over the provincial congress for North Carolina.

From the description of Letter to Samuel Johnston, 1776 January 4. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866281

Declaration of Independence signer from North Carolina.

From the description of List of taxables, 1772. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230727

From the description of Petition to the Chowan County [N.C.] Court, 1772 June 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55227933

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Subjects:

  • Money--History
  • Personal property
  • Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775
  • Coinage--History
  • Slaves

Occupations:

  • Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--North Carolina

Places:

  • North Carolina (as recorded)
  • North Carolina (as recorded)
  • North Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • North Carolina--Edenton (as recorded)
  • Chowan County (N.C.) (as recorded)
  • North Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Chowan County (N.C.) (as recorded)
  • Edenton (N.C.) (as recorded)