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Joseph Hewes (July 9, 1730 – November 10, 1779) was an American Founding Father and a signer of the Continental Association and U.S. Declaration of Independence. Hewes was a native of Princeton, New Jersey , where he was born in 1730.
Joseph Hewes, merchant, colonial leader, delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was raised at Mayberry Hill, the family's 400-acre plantation near Kingston, West Jersey. He was the oldest son of Aaron (1700–53) and Providence Worth Hewes. Hewes was born on July 9, 1730.
Signer of the Declaration of Independence. JOSEPH HEWES was born in 1730 in Kingston, New Jersey. His parents were Quaker by faith. They were Connecticut farmers who moved to New Jersey in 1728 in search of a more quiet and secure life away from marauding Indians and free of religious prejudices.
18 de fev. de 2020 · Joseph Hewes was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a delegate to the Continental Congress for North Carolina. He was a hard-working and generous man who sacrificed his wealth and health for the cause of liberty. Learn more about his life, education, and contributions to the American Revolution.
Joseph Hewes was a native of New Jersey, a successful merchant and a prominent leader of the Patriot cause in North Carolina. He served as a member of the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1779 and died on November 10, 1779, after a long illness.
18 de mai. de 2012 · Joseph Hewes was originally from the middle colony of New Jersey but quickly rose to fame in North Carolina with his smooth personality and cordial behavior. He was elected to the First Continental Congress in 1774. However, the road to independence for North Carolina was not an easy one.