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.
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