The Descendents of John Dawson Lewis and Rhoda Constant Hawes
Dawson and Rhoda (born in Brunswick County) lived in Wilmington, NC the early part of their lives. Dawson worked for the Tidewater Power Company repairing Gas Meters, while Rhoda was a comptometer operator at the Belk Department store. Later, they built the Camellia Court Motel in Belville, NC, but sold it in a couple of years. Dawson was in the merchant marines in the South Pacific during WW-II. After the war, he went to work for Mr. Hobson Kirby in his department store in Shallotte, NC (Brunswick County). Dawson built the first Red & White grocery store in Shallotte, moved it twice, and built two large shopping centers in the town. Both actively helped in establishing the Cavalry Baptist Church in Shallotte and were active members of the community.


Date Born

Date Died

Date Married

 Who Married
Jerry Dale Lewis*





1st-Mary E. Duke

2nd-Elizabeth Lee Wescott 
Betty Fay Lewis*




Sylvia Jo Lewis**




 William Elliot Tripp
*Born in New Hanover County, NC; ** Born in Brunswick County, NC.

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