HEWES, JOSEPH, a Delegate from North Carolina; born in Kingston, N.J., January 23, 1730; pursued
classical studies and attended Princeton College; engaged in business in Philadelphia, Pa.; settled in
Wilmington, N.C., and engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Edenton, N.C., in 1756; member of
the State house of commons 1766-1775; member of the committee of correspondence in 1773;
delegate to the Provincial congress; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776; again served in
the State house of commons in 1778 and 1779; was a signer of the Declaration of Independence;
again a Member of the Continental Congress in 1779 and served until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., on
November 10, 1779; interment in Christ Church Burial Ground, 5th and Arch Streets.