Joseph Hewes

Joseph Hewes (1730 - 1779)

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Joseph Hewes
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Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Categories: American Revolution | American Founding Fathers | Signers of the Continental Association | Signers of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Joseph Hewes served during the American Revolution
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Joseph Hewes was born July 9, 1730 (NS)[1] in New Jersey. His parents, Aaron and Providence Hewes were Quakers whose familes had lived in New Jersey for 2-3 generations.[2]

He went on to be one of three North Carolinians to sign the Declaration of Independence. His business experience as a merchant, classical education and honorable character enabled him to serve North Carolina in public service for thirteen years from 1763 until his death in 1779 after a short illness.

Joseph Hewes never married or had children to leave his wealth / estate due to the sudden death of his bride-to-be in 1766.


  1. Minutes of the Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, 1659-1885 Swarthmore Quaker Meetings Records, p. 36
  2. Jenkins, Charles F., "The Two Quaker Signers" Bulletin of Friends Historical Association, Vol. 18, No 1 (Spring, 1929) pp. 1-32.

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