Sunday, August 2, 2020

Joseph Hewes Remembrance

     Mr. Minton H. Dixon, of Edenton (Chowan County), has caused to be placed in the outside wall of his new and elegant brick store, corner of Main and King streets in that town, a marble tablet with the inscription "Joseph Hew[e]s, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, owned and occupied this business site for many years." —Elizabeth City Falcon

"Joseph Hewes." N.C. Highway Historical Marker A-4, N.C. Office of Archives & History.
Joseph Hewes
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[Murfreesboro Index (Murfreesboro (Hertford County), NC) 29 Apr 1887]

 (Joseph Hewes came to Edenton, NC in 1755 and soon entered into a partnership to form the firm of Blount, Hewes and Company.)

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