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Joseph Hewes

Joseph Hewes, American Continental congressman. member Committee of Correspondence, 1773; member Continental Congress, 1774-1777, 79.

Background

  • Hewes, Joseph was born on January 23, 1730 in Kingston, New Jersey, United States. Son of Aaron and Providence (Worth) H. Founder, merc. and shipping business, Edenton, North Carolina, 1763.

  • Career

    • Delegate to all 5 North Carolina provincial congresses.

    Membership

    Member Committee of Correspondence, 1773. Member Continental Congress, 1774-1777, 79.

    Connections

    • father: Aaron Founder
    • mother: Providence (Worth) H. Founder
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    Born January 23, 1730
    Died November 10, 1779
    (aged 49)
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