Before coming to North Carolina, Hezekiah, probably lived for some time in Cumberland Co, PA, where he owned land as late as 1773.With several of his brothers, sisters and relatives he migrated to Mecklenburg Co. about 1754.He settled in Sugar Creek section and built his home about four miles east of Charlotte. This house, built of field stone in 1774 and over 200 years old, is still standing. It has recently been restored by the DAR in Charlotte. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1776.Hezekiah was the family statesman and a County Squire. He was a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20, 1775. He was appointed paymaster in 1776 for the 4th Regiment of the North Carolina Troops. He was a member of the North Carolina congress.He was a Justice of the Mecklenburg court.Both he and his wife Mary are buried in the graveyard at Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church of which he was an Elder in 1793. They had eight sons and three daughters. He was in Meklenburg Co by April 4 1772 when he sold 370 acres to James Alexander from Cecil Co, Md in that Co, adjacent to the land of John Mcknitt Alexander (his brother).He died at the age of 73 years.He and his wife, Mary Sample, are buried in the Sugar Creek Church Cemetery.