Kekoolani Genealogy of the Descendants of the Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii


Kaloahale (Loe, 'Ole) [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1296 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married 3 Hinamaihelii (Hinamailelii).

Hinamaihelii (Hinamailelii) [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1296 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). She married 3 Kaloahale (Loe, 'Ole).

Other marriages:
Aliiponi,

They had the following children:

  M i Kukahou (Kukohou) (Alii Aimoku Hawaii Island) was born about 1318.

Kaniuhi [Parents] was born about 1340 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married Hiliamakani.

This generation is not in SLK Peleioholani's version of the Ulu-Hema genealogy. His genealogy goes from Kukahou directly to Kanipahu.

Hiliamakani was born about 1340. She married Kaniuhi.

They had the following children:

  M i Kanipahu (Chief of Hawaii Island) was born about 1340.

Kanipahu (Chief of Hawaii Island) [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1340 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married 3 Alaikauakoko (Kanakoko). He had other parents.

Other marriages:
Hualani (Hulani II), (Molokai Chiefess)

SLK Pelioholani says the father Kalahumoku who marries Kahilolaamea (Laamea) is Huanuiikalala'ila'i, not Kanipahu.

This is different than the following articles, which we dispute:
Ka Nonanona (Newspaper) OCT 25, 1842 Page 49 "Mookuauhau" - says Kalahumoku is from Kanipahu

All the generations from KANIPAHU to KALAPANA are confused among various genealogies. There is as much as a 3-generation discrepancy. We follow the tradition taught by SLK Peleioholani and graft in others where they do not conflict. Peleiholani has more generations and has men who appear as brothers in some genealogies as grandfathers, fathers and sons (from his Robinson Family Genealogy).

CORRECT LINEAGE (from SLK PELEIOHOLANI):

(1) KANIPAHU
(2) KANALOA
(3) HUANUIAKALAILAI (Huanuimakanalenale)
(4) KALAHUMOKU
(5) ILIKIALAAMEA
(6) KALAPANA (Kalapana Kuioiomoa)

Ilikialamea is the true father of Kalapana according to the genalogist S.L.K. Peleioholani.

The identity of Kalapana's father is disputed:
FROM FORNANDER: "KANIPAHU"
FROM KA NONANONA NEWSPAPER / OCT 25, 1802: "KANALOA"
SLK PELEIOHOLANI: "ILIKIALAAMEA"

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REGARDING THE WIFE: HUALANI
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The single public newspaper source for this family unit (a Ka Nonanona newspaper article) seems inaccurate. Only two children rightly belong to mother Hualani, if she and her children actually existed. The other children of Kanipahu have been reassigned to their correct mother.

In some records this Hualani is called a Ruling Chiefess of Molokai. There was a Hualani who was a Ruling Chiefess of Molokai (Ruling Queen). Her family ruled for 5 sucessive generations as the first known ruling family of Molokai. However, it is impossibe for the Hualani from that family to be Kanipahu's wife. She lived more than 200 years earlier. If there was a wife for Kanipahu named Hualani from Molokai, she could have been a chiefess who carried the name of her famous ancestor. But she is not the Ruling Queen (Ruling Chief, Ali'iaimoku).


After her, there is a gap in the record for several generations. We are unsure of the succession of chiefs until history resumes clearly with KAHUKUOHUA, then KALANIPEHU and finally KANE'ALAI, the Ruling Chiefess who marries King Keaweikekahialiiokamoku of Hawaii.

Alaikauakoko (Kanakoko) [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1340 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). She married 3 Kanipahu (Chief of Hawaii Island).

Other marriages:
Kauhikei,
Lakona,

Also called Kanakoko in Solomon Peleioholani's "Chiefs of the Sactred Fire" (the poetical writing in his Genealogy found at the Bishop Museum, translated by Dawn Kekoolani, 2003).

They had the following children:

  M i Kanaloa (Kanaloa-a-Kanipahu, Kanaloa-a-Alaikauakoko) was born about 1362.
  M ii Kalapana (Kalapana I, Kalapana-a-Kanipahu, Kanaloa-a-Alaikauakoko) 1 was born about 1362 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island).

David Malo gives a complicated story of Kalapana as a son of Kanipahu and Alaikuaukoko. Yet S.L.K. gives Kalapana as the father of Kaha'i a few generations later. There could have been two Kalanapanas. There was another male name repeated in this same family sequence (Kalanihumoku, Kalanihuimoke). Having two distinct Kalapanas makes sense and preserves the two major stories of Kapalana. We include both these Kalapana figures and Kalapana I and Kalapana II.

Future genealogical research should seek to confirm, correct or clarify this Kalapana controversy.

- Dean P. Kekoolani.

Kanipahu (Chief of Hawaii Island) [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1340 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married Hualani (Hulani II) (Molokai Chiefess). He had other parents.

Other marriages:
Alaikauakoko (Kanakoko),

SLK Pelioholani says the father Kalahumoku who marries Kahilolaamea (Laamea) is Huanuiikalala'ila'i, not Kanipahu.

This is different than the following articles, which we dispute:
Ka Nonanona (Newspaper) OCT 25, 1842 Page 49 "Mookuauhau" - says Kalahumoku is from Kanipahu

All the generations from KANIPAHU to KALAPANA are confused among various genealogies. There is as much as a 3-generation discrepancy. We follow the tradition taught by SLK Peleioholani and graft in others where they do not conflict. Peleiholani has more generations and has men who appear as brothers in some genealogies as grandfathers, fathers and sons (from his Robinson Family Genealogy).

CORRECT LINEAGE (from SLK PELEIOHOLANI):

(1) KANIPAHU
(2) KANALOA
(3) HUANUIAKALAILAI (Huanuimakanalenale)
(4) KALAHUMOKU
(5) ILIKIALAAMEA
(6) KALAPANA (Kalapana Kuioiomoa)

Ilikialamea is the true father of Kalapana according to the genalogist S.L.K. Peleioholani.

The identity of Kalapana's father is disputed:
FROM FORNANDER: "KANIPAHU"
FROM KA NONANONA NEWSPAPER / OCT 25, 1802: "KANALOA"
SLK PELEIOHOLANI: "ILIKIALAAMEA"

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REGARDING THE WIFE: HUALANI
_______________________________________________________

The single public newspaper source for this family unit (a Ka Nonanona newspaper article) seems inaccurate. Only two children rightly belong to mother Hualani, if she and her children actually existed. The other children of Kanipahu have been reassigned to their correct mother.

In some records this Hualani is called a Ruling Chiefess of Molokai. There was a Hualani who was a Ruling Chiefess of Molokai (Ruling Queen). Her family ruled for 5 sucessive generations as the first known ruling family of Molokai. However, it is impossibe for the Hualani from that family to be Kanipahu's wife. She lived more than 200 years earlier. If there was a wife for Kanipahu named Hualani from Molokai, she could have been a chiefess who carried the name of her famous ancestor. But she is not the Ruling Queen (Ruling Chief, Ali'iaimoku).


After her, there is a gap in the record for several generations. We are unsure of the succession of chiefs until history resumes clearly with KAHUKUOHUA, then KALANIPEHU and finally KANE'ALAI, the Ruling Chiefess who marries King Keaweikekahialiiokamoku of Hawaii.

Hualani (Hulani II) (Molokai Chiefess) was born in (Ulu-Hema Genealogy, Big Island). She married Kanipahu (Chief of Hawaii Island).

See information about her in notes for her husband KANIPAHU.

They had the following children:

  U i Laaikiahualani 1.
  M ii Kalahuimoku (Kalahuimoku I, Kalahuimoku-a-Kalapana) (Alii-o-Hana).

Pokai 1 was born about 1318 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married 2 Hinaakeuki (Hineuki).

Hinaakeuki (Hineuki) [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1318 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). She married 3 Pokai.

Other marriages:
Kukahou (Kukohou), (Alii Aimoku Hawaii Island)

The genealogist S.L.K. Pelioholani calls her Hinaakeuki.

They had the following children:

  F i Alaikauakoko (Kanakoko) was born about 1340.

Kalapana (Kalapana II, Kalapana Kuioiomoa, Kalapanakuioiomoa) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born about 1450 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married 5 Makeamakaimalanahae (Makeamalaehanae, Maemalamaihanai).

The genealogist S.L.K. Peleioholani calls this person simply "Kalapana" rather than the longer version of his name which appears in other genelogies.

All the generations from KANIPAHU to KALAPANA are confused among the various genealogies of the Big Island. There is as much as a 3-generation discrepancy. We follow the particular tradition taught by SLK Peleioholani and then we attempt to graft in as many others where they do not conflict.

S.L.K. Peleiholani has more generations and has certain male relations who appear as brothers in other genealogies appearing in his as grandfathers, fathers and sons (from his Robinson Family Genealogy).

CORRECT LINEAGE (from SLK PELEIOHOLANI):

(1) KANIPAHU
(2) KANALOA
(3) HUANUIAKALAILAI
(4) KALAHUMOKU
(5) ILIKIALAAMEA
(6) KALAPANA (Kalapana Kuioiomoa)

Ilikialamea is the true father of Kalapana according to the genalogist S.L.K. Peleioholani.

The identity fo Kalapana's father is disputed:
FROM FORNANDER: "KANIPAHU"
FROM KA NONANONA NEWSPAPER / OCT 25, 1802: "KANALOA"
SLK PELEIOHOLANI: "ILIKIALAAMEA"

Makeamakaimalanahae (Makeamalaehanae, Maemalamaihanai) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born about 1450 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). She married 5 Kalapana (Kalapana II, Kalapana Kuioiomoa, Kalapanakuioiomoa).

Other marriages:
Haunaakamahala, (High Chief and Priest)

Makeamakaimalanahae is the name given by the genealogist S.L.K Peleioholani.
Makeamalaehanae is the name from David Malo.

They had the following children:

  M i Kaha'i (IV) (Kahaimoeleaikaaikupou, MahaimoeleaikaaikupouKahaimoeleaikaaikapukupou) was born about 1472.

Ilikialaamea (Iliki-a-Laamea, Ilikialamea) [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born about 1428 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married 4 Kalamea (Kalamea I, Kalama).

All the generations from KANIPAHU to KALAPANA are confused among the various genealogies. There is as much as a 3-generation discrepancy. We follow the tradition taught by SLK Peleioholani and graft in others where they do not conflict. Peleiholani has more generations and has men who appear as brothers in some genealogies as grandfathers, fathers and sons (from his Robinson Family Genealogy).

CORRECT LINEAGE (from SLK PELEIOHOLANI):

(1) KANIPAHU
(2) KANALOA
(3) HUANUIAKALAILAI
(4) KALAHUMOKU
(5) ILIKIALAAMEA
(6) KALAPANA (Kalapana Kuioiomoa)

Ilikialamea is the true father of Kalapana according to the genalogist S.L.K. Peleioholani.

The identity fo Kalapana's father is disputed:
FROM FORNANDER: "KANIPAHU"
FROM KA NONANONA NEWSPAPER / OCT 25, 1802: "KANALOA"
SLK PELEIOHOLANI: "ILIKIALAAMEA"

Kalamea (Kalamea I, Kalama) [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born about 1428 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). She married 4 Ilikialaamea (Iliki-a-Laamea, Ilikialamea).

Other marriages:
Piikalani,

Kalamea (I) is the true mother of Kapalana according to S.L.K. Peleioholani.

They had the following children:

  M i Kalapana (Kalapana II, Kalapana Kuioiomoa, Kalapanakuioiomoa) was born about 1450.
  F ii Kamanawa (Kamanawa-a-Kalamea) was born about 1516.

Kaha'i (IV) (Kahaimoeleaikaaikupou, MahaimoeleaikaaikupouKahaimoeleaikaaikapukupou) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born about 1472 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married 5 Kapo-a-Kauluhailea (Kapoakaulukailaa, Huailikapu).

"Kahaimoeleaikaaikupou" is the name given by the genealogist S.L.K. Peleioholani.


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ABOUT THE NAME KAHAI (KAHA'I)

The original chief named Kahai was a famous explorer who traveled to Kahiki very early in the history of the Hawaiian chiefs. He was a hero to the Hawaiian chiefs and many of them called their sons by his name. So there are many chiefs whose names begin with or contain the name "Kahai".

But there are five chiefs who are known primarily as just "Kahai", beginning with the original Kahai. I have numbered these Kahai chiefs in the correct order by the time period in which they lived, based on their generational distance from Wakea, ancestor of all the chiefs. The name "Kahai" is often expressed "Kahai-moelea", being similar in relation to "John" and "Jonathan", and would "Kahai-moelea" be interchangeable with "Kahai" for all 5 of these chiefs.

The chiefs named Kahai are:

(1) KAHAI (I) "Kahai-a-Hema" was the son of Hema (k.) and Hinamaikehoa (Ulamakehoa, Luamahekoa) w.). Original Kahai who traveled to Kahiki. He is 31 generations from Wakea.

(2) KAHAI (II) "Kahai-a-Ho'onali'i" was the son of Ho'okamali'i (k.) and Keahiula (w.). He is 34 generations from Wakea and not closely related to the original Kahai before him, being his 18th cousin. The people of his time would have known of the original Kahai in living memory. This Kahai is from Kauai and his grandfather Moikeha was also voyaging chief like the original Kahai. Moikeha would have lived at about the same time as the original Kahai as well.

(3) KAHAI (III) "Kahai-a-Mano" was one of the sons of Manokalanipo (Mo'i, Ruling Chief of Kauai). He is 52 generations from Wakea. He is not closely related to the previous Kahai II, being his 18th cousin, 19 times removed. He is more closely related to the original Kahai I, being from the same family lineage, being this original Kahai's 1st cousin, 19 times removed.

(4) KAHAI (IV) called "Kahaimoeleaikaaikupou" or "Kahaimoeleaikaaikapukupou" was the son of Kalapana (Kalapana Kuioiomoa) (k.) and Makeamakaimalanahae (Maemalamaihanai) (w.). He is 60 generations from Wakea. His relation to the previous Kahai III is very, very distant (22nd cousins, 8 times removed). However, he is a direct descendant of the original Kahai (Kahai-a-Hema), being his 27th great grandson.

(5) KAHAI (V) "Kahai-a-Keeaumoku", was the son of the original Keeaumoku Nui (Keeaumoku I) and the grandson of King Kekaulikeikekahialiiokamokamoku. He is 73 generations from Wakea. He is from the same family lineage as the original Kahai, being his 1st cousin, 33 times removed.


DEAN KEKOOLANI
February 1, 2010
Kapolei, O'ahu, Hawaii

Kapo-a-Kauluhailea (Kapoakaulukailaa, Huailikapu) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born about 1472 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). She married 5 Kaha'i (IV) (Kahaimoeleaikaaikupou, MahaimoeleaikaaikupouKahaimoeleaikaaikapukupou).

Other marriages:
Kaumaeleleli,
Manini,

"Kapo-a-Kauluhailea" is the name given by the genealogist S.L.K. Peleioholani. Called "Huailikapu" in Kumu Hawaii article (newspaper) published 1835.

They had the following children:

  M i Kalaunuiohua (Kalaunui-Ohua) (Mo'i, Ruler of Hawai'i) was born about 1494.

Kalaunuiohua (Kalaunui-Ohua) (Mo'i, Ruler of Hawai'i) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born about 1494 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married 5 Kaheka (Kaheka-o-Manini) (w.).

Grandson of Kalapana, of the Pilikaaiea line - S.L.K. Peleioholani

Kaheka (Kaheka-o-Manini) (w.) [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born about 1494 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). She married 4 Kalaunuiohua (Kalaunui-Ohua) (Mo'i, Ruler of Hawai'i).

Other marriages:
Kunuiakanaele,

They had the following children:

  M i Kuaiwa (Mo'i, Ruler of Hawaii) was born about 1516.

Kuaiwa (Mo'i, Ruler of Hawaii) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born about 1516 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). He married 6 Kamuoleilani (Kamuleilani, Kamuoleilani-o-Kunuiakanaele, Kainuleilani).

Other marriages:
Kamanawa (Kamanawa-a-Kalamea),

Genealogist S.L.K. Peleioholani calls him Mo'i of Hawaii. Half brother of his wife Kamuleilani.

In the marriage to his other wife Kamanawa, we see by counitng generations that Kamawana would have been an older woman and Kuaiwa a very young adult male at the time their son Ehu was concieved. Kamawana would have been of Kuaiwa's grandmothers generation. However, considering the very young age of marriage and reproduction among the Hawaiian chiefs, it would be likely that Kamawana would still have been in her child bearing years when King Kuaiwa reached the age of reproduction (puberty/adolesence), making the pairing a workable proposition.

- D. Kekoolani (Jan 2010)

Kamuoleilani (Kamuleilani, Kamuoleilani-o-Kunuiakanaele, Kainuleilani) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born about 1516 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island). She married 5 Kuaiwa (Mo'i, Ruler of Hawaii).

Half sister of her husband Kuaiwa.
Kamuoleilani is the name given by the genealogist S.L.K. Peleioholani.
Kainuleilani is the name given by David Malo.

They had the following children:

  M i Kahoukapu (Mo'i, Ruler of Hawaii) was born about 1538.
  M ii Manauea 1, 2, 3 was born about 1538 in the Ulu-Hema Genealogy (Big Island).

"Niau pio" son because his father and mother are half-brother and half-sister.
  F iii Hukulani (Hukilani) was born about 1538.

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