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Joseph Hewes

Continental congressman

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