Kekoolani Genealogy of the Descendants of the Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii


George Alika Hussey Sr. [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born in 1859 in Waipio Valley, Haumakua, Hawaii, Hawaii. He died on 26 Oct 1924 in Waipio Valley, Haumakua, Hawaii, Hawaii. He was buried in Waipio Valley Cemetery (Kekoolani Family Trust Land). He married Ke'a (Kea-aiha) Keaweiwi about 1883 in Waipio Valley, Hamakua, Hawaii.

Other marriages:
Naholowaa, Kealoha
Kuakahi, Poai

He is buried in Hussey family cemetery in Waipio Valley, next to his son George Jr.

Ke'a (Kea-aiha) Keaweiwi [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 9 Jun 1862 in Waipio Valley, Haumakua, Hawaii, Hawaii. She died in 1906. She married George Alika Hussey Sr. about 1883 in Waipio Valley, Hamakua, Hawaii.

They had the following children:

  M i George Alika Hussey Jr. was born on 9 Apr 1879. He died on 1 Aug 1919.

Fred Kama Keomaka Sr. [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 9 Jun 1878 in Waipio Valley, Hamakua, Hawaii. He died on 20 Mar 1936 in Homelani, Hilo, Hawaii. He married Ellarene Kapapaihaleonaalii (Papaihaleonaalii) Kaawa (Moi Kaawa).

Other marriages:
Kalua, Jennie
Alama, Agnes
Hook, Akoi Lam

Descendants of Frederick Kama Keomaka Sr. used the last names "Moi", "Hussey" and "Keomaka". See notes on his mother Ellarene Kapapahaleonaalii Moi Kaawa information for more on names used in Waipio Valley in the Hussey and Keomaka ohanas.

Like his brother William, there was a period where Frederick Jr. was known as "Frederick Hussey".

Family Group Worksheet (Callejo) reports the following:
"Frederick, born with the last name Hussey. Mother married to Hussey. Hussey died, Keomaka lived with her. They had four kids and they grew up with the name Keomaka. Came to Honolulu, needed birth certificate to work. Birth certificate had Hussey, crossed out, and Moi written in as their last name.

Ellarene Kapapaihaleonaalii (Papaihaleonaalii) Kaawa (Moi Kaawa) [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born on 12 Nov 1881 in Waiohinu, Ka'u, Hawaii. She was christened in LDS Blessing. She died on 28 Feb 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was buried on 5 Mar 1946 in Daimond Head, Honolulu, Hawaii. She married Fred Kama Keomaka Sr..

Other marriages:
Hussey, George Alika Jr.

The mother of Waipio Valley Hussey clan and also the Wapio Valley Keomaka clan and the Moi family of Waipio Valley is Ellarene Kapapaihaleonaalii (Papaihaleonaalii) Moi Kaawa, or "Tutu Papa'i".

Tutu Papa'i had a total of 16 children. Twelve children were from her first marriage to George Alika Hussey (Jr.). Four children were from here second marriage to Fred Keomaka.

Her second husband Fred Keomaka was the step-brother of her first husband George Alika Hussey (Jr.).

After George Alike Hussey Jr.'s mother Keaweiwi died, his father (George Sr.) remarried to Kealoha Keomaka (nee Naholowaa), also a widow.

Kealoha brough her son by Joe Keomaka, a boy named Fred Keomaka, into the Hussey ohana with her marriage to George Alike Hussey, Sr.

When Fred Keomaka's stepbrother, George Hussey Jr., died, he left behind a wife (Tutu Papa'i) with many children. Needing a husband, Tutu Papa'i remarried this man, the step-brother of her dead husband, who would have been a kind, familiar face who was already well integrated into the extended Hussey ohana.

Five of her children from George Alika Hussey Jr. died in infancy. We believe these children are among the many dead who rest in small unmarked graves in the Hussey family cemetery in Waipio Valley (now owned by the Kekoolani Family Trust).
These Hussey children who died in infancy are:
Mary Hussey
Hannah Hussey
Samuel Hussey
Peter Hussey
John Hussey

All of her children by Fred Keomaka survived to adulthood.

For unknown reasons, the last names of the Keomaka children do not always clearly indicate their relation to the families of Keomaka (father) or Kaawa/Moi Kaawa (mother). It seems a contraction of "Moi Kaawa"--the name "Moi"---became a new family name.

The original confusion between "Kaawa" and "Moi Kaawa" dates back to Tutu Papai's generation. However, the genealogy of her Ka'u ohana lineage clearly shows that the original proper name for her family is "Kaawa". "Moi" was simply the middle name of her father Wahinekloa Kaawa, but accidently became grafted on to "Kaawa" to form "Moi Kaawa", which was thought to be Tutu Papa'i's last name for many years. Then finally the "Kaawa" was dropped by her children and the name "Moi" became the last name of two branches of the family.

In addition, one of the Keomaka children, Frederick, took the name "Hussey", since he was most likely hanai to one of Tutu Papa'i's older children.


The descendants of Frederick Kama Moi and Jane Keomaka Moi descend from the Kaawa and Keomaka familes. There is no historic Moi family before their generation.

They had the following children:

  M i Albert Makaalu Makule Keomaka was born on 13 Dec 1919.
  M ii Frederic Kama Keomaka (Moi) (Jr.) was born on 14 Oct 1922.
  F iii Jane Keomaka Moi was born on 8 May 1921. She died on 6 Mar 1991.
  M iv William Keliiwaanui Keomaka Hussey was born on 5 Jun 1925. He died on 29 Jun 1985.

Wahinekona Kaawa (Moi Kaawa) [Parents] 1, 2 was born in Mar 1832 in Waiohinu, Ka'u, Hawaii. He died on 3 Apr 1909. He was buried in Waipio Valley, Hawaii (Hussey Family Cemetery). He married Jeanette Ka'umekekoi Keawepooole in 1878 in Waiohinu, Ka'u, Hawaii, Hawaii.

Other marriages:
Nelson, Alice

Buried in the Waipio Valley Cemetery on the Kekoolani Family Trust land.

Jeanette Ka'umekekoi Keawepooole [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1858 in Waiohinu, Ka'u, Hawaii. She died on 24 Jun 1899 in Waiohinu, Ka'u, Hawaii. She was buried on 25 Jun 1899 in Waiohinu, Ka'u, Hawaii. She married Wahinekona Kaawa (Moi Kaawa) in 1878 in Waiohinu, Ka'u, Hawaii, Hawaii.

They had the following children:

  F i Ellarene Kapapaihaleonaalii (Papaihaleonaalii) Kaawa (Moi Kaawa) was born on 12 Nov 1881. She died on 28 Feb 1946.
  M ii Joseph Iokewe Kaawa (Moi Kaawa) was born in Oct 1879. He died on 22 Dec 1941.

Wilfred Kuualoha Brown.Wilfred married Nora Kahakulani Wright Kaululaau on 11 Apr 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other marriages:
Kekoolani, Amy Charlotte Kaelehiwa

Nora Kahakulani Wright Kaululaau was born on 25 Dec 1920 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She died on 1 Mar 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was buried on 5 Mar 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii (Pauoa Cemetery). She married Wilfred Kuualoha Brown on 11 Apr 1943 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Agnes Kuualoha Brown was born on 17 May 1944.
  M ii Gregory Kahiwa Brown was born on 14 Aug 1946.

David Hauola Makekau [Parents] was born on 25 Dec 1889 in Lahaina, Maui. He died on 14 Mar 1949. He was buried in Mar 1949 in Pueo Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii. He married Angeline Mahelona on 25 Mar 1916.

Other marriages:
Kekoolani, Sarah Kaniaulono ("Namanu")

Information excerpted from Family Reunion Book "Hanohano Ka'inoa O Kekoolani"
May 28-30, 1982
Descendants of Charles and Lillan Kekoolani
VIA EMAILfrom Jennifer Makekau (in Kekoolani Library catalog #2049.002)

Angeline Mahelona.Angeline married David Hauola Makekau on 25 Mar 1916.


Keohuhu (Ke-'ohu-hü) 1, 2. married 3 Hakau (Hakau-o-Heulu).

Hakau (Hakau-o-Heulu) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.(Hakau-o-Heulu) married 7 Keohuhu (Ke-'ohu-hü).

Other marriages:
Kalaniopu'u (Kaleiopu'u, Kalaninuieiwakamokukalaniopuu), (Ruling Chief OKUPK
Kana'ina (Kana'ina I, Kanaina Nui, Kanaina Kaleimano-I-Kahoowaha),

SLK Pelioholani (from JOHN LIWAI ENA genealogy):
The fifth son born to Kalaniopuu (k) who married Hakau (w) was Kaweiaokaiani (k) who died young.

Married her half-brother Kanaina. They had the same mother, Moana.

They had the following children:

  M i Papai.

Heulu (Oahu Chief of Wainae) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.(Oahu married 12, 13 Moana (Moana-wahine, Moana-o-Kauhiahaki) (High Priestess).

Other marriages:
Ikuaana (Ikua'ana),
Kahihiokalani (Kahihiokalani II, Kahikiokalani, Ka-hiki-o-kalani),
Elepaio ('Elepaio),

From Solomon Pleeioholani:
Ululani married again, to Keaweaheulu (k), chief of Waianae, Oahu, through his grandmother Umiulaikaahumanu's marriage to Kuanuuanu (k) of Waianae, Oahu, and Heulu father of Keaweaheulu (k); by this marriage were born the high chiefly children Naihenui (k) Keouakeahohiwa (w),

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NOTE: IN Pukui's "Fragments of Genealogy" there is an assertion that Heulu is the son of Ku-a-Nu'uanu and Umi'ulaikaahamanu. He was one of her husbands. The assertion is not unbelievable, but has not yet been investigated. - Dean Kekoolani (February 10, 2010).

Moana (Moana-wahine, Moana-o-Kauhiahaki) (High Priestess) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.(High married 10, 11 Heulu (Oahu Chief of Wainae).

Other marriages:
Palila,
Kukalohe,
Keaweopala (Keawe'opala),

Kauakahiheleikaiwi (w) married Kauakahiakua (k); born were Holoae (k), Pinea (w) Kukalohe (k), third husband of Moana, Kaukoko (k), father of Kekuhaupio, the warrior.

They had the following children:

  F i Hakau (Hakau-o-Heulu).

James Robinson 1.James married B. Kaikilani Previere.

B. Kaikilani Previere [Parents] 1.B. married James Robinson.

Daughter of Kamakana

They had the following children:

  F i Mikahala M Robinson 1.
  F ii Victoria Robinson.
  F iii B. Kulamanu Robinson 1.
  M iv M.P. Robinson 1.
  F v Wattie Robinson 1.
  F vi L. Iwilani Robinson 1.
  F vii Matilda Robinson 1.

A. Previere 1.A. married Kamakana.

Kamakana [Parents] 1. married A. Previere.

Daughter of Kahiko (w.).

They had the following children:

  F i B. Kaikilani Previere.
  M ii Kakamau-alii Previere 1.
  F iii Kulamanu Previere 1.
  F iv Maraea Previere 1.
  M v Luke Previere 1.
  M vi Solomon Previere 1.
  M vii Isaac Previere 1.
  F viii Hannah Previere 1.
  M ix Abraham Previere 1.

Curtis Perry Ward [scrapbook] was born in Kentucky. He married Victoria Robinson.

Victoria Robinson [Parents] [scrapbook] 1.Victoria married Curtis Perry Ward.

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Victoria Ward and her husband, Curtis Perry Ward, once owned an estate comprising over 100 acres in central Honolulu. At its greatest extent, these lands stretched all the way from Thomas Square to the shore. Until Hawaiian property laws changed in the 1870's, the Ward's stewardship responsibilities included all of the fringing reef fronting their property as well as fishing rights that extended indefinitely out to sea.
Victoria was born in Nu'uanu in 1846, the daughter of English shipbuilder, James Robinson and his wife, Rebecca Previer, a woman of Hawaiian ancestry whose chiefly lineage had roots in Ka'u, Hilo and Honokowai, Maui. C.P. Ward, Victoria's future husband, was born and reared in Kentucky, and he arrived in Honolulu in 1853. A vocal defender of his southern homeland during the War Between the States, C.P. Ward is remembered for his business acumen and staunch family loyalty. In the years before his marriage to Victoria in 1865, Ward established a thriving livery and dray business that serviced bustling Honolulu Harbor.

As was common for many young married couples of English and Hawaiian ancestry during this period, Curtis and Victoria Ward socialized comfortably with Honolulu's expatriate British families as well as with members of the various Royal families. This was a period of considerable turbulence in Hawaiian political affairs, and Curtis and Victoria joined with their friends in resisting the rising power of the sugar barons and firmly opposed reciprocity with the United States. Even in later years, Victoria Ward held to her political convictions and remained a loyal friend and supporter of Lili'uokalani after the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893.

For many years, Curtis and Victoria made their home near Honolulu Harbor on property presently occupied by the Davies Pacific Center. Seven daughters were born during these years: Mary Elizabeth (the future Mrs. Frank Hustace), Kulamanu, May (the future Mrs. Ernest Wodehouse), Einei, Lucy, Kathleen and Lani.

The Wards built their final home, "Old Plantation," on property now occupied by the Blaisdell Concert Hall and Arena. Completed in 1882, this stately, Southern-style home featured an artesian well, vegetable and flower gardens, a large pond stocked with fish, and extensive pasturage for horses and cattle. Self-sufficient as a working farm, Old Plantation was surrounded by a vast coconut grove. A few of these same palms, all well over 100-years old, remain on the Concert Hall property. Old Plantation became one of the showplaces of Honolulu and remained substantially unchanged for nearly 80 years.

Members of the Ward Family worked hard to preserve Hawaiian cultural traditions and also supported many social service activities in the community. The Wards were early supporters of child welfare and animal rights, and they devoted considerable energy toward the establishment of the Hawaiian Humane Society. They also contributed financial support to Kapi'olani Maternity Hospital, St. Clement's Church, and to the Academy of the Sacred Hearts.

After the death of her husband in 1882, Victoria Ward and her daughters carried on active management of the family estate, and many of the land-use decisions they made still influence Honolulu's development and impact the lives of residents and visitors to this day.

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FROM HONOLULU STAR BULLETIN
"A link lost to Hawaii" (Sunday, July 7, 2002)

Victoria's future husband, Curtis Ward, was born in Kentucky and arrived in Hawaii in 1853 when whaling in the Pacific was at its peak. Curtis worked at the Royal Custom House, which monitored commercial activity at Honolulu Harbor for the kingdom. He started a livery with headquarters on Queen Street and expanded into the business of transporting cargo on horse-pulled wagons. The size of Ward's work force became just as big as the harbor's other major player, James Robinson & Co.

When tensions began to rise between the American North and South in the late 1850s, Ward would defend his Southern heritage. As a result, Ward's home, named "Dixie," was often stoned by Northern sailors, according to a published family history written two years ago by Frank Ward Hustace III, grandson of Mary Catherine.

Curtis and Victoria married in 1865 and, over time, bought more than 100 acres on what was then the outskirts of Honolulu, running from Thomas Square to the ocean, to establish the family home, Old Plantation.

Much of the family's published history focused on the happier side of life at Old Plantation. At the time, however, newspaper stories took a more scandalous tone.

Victoria Ward Ltd.

Victoria Ward established Victoria Ward Ltd. in 1930 to manage the family's property, on an investment of $10,000. Twenty years later, a family feud broke out among five of the Ward sisters over control of the firm, which had grown to a market value of more than $1 million.
Hattie Ward, then 79, was declared incompetent by a Hawaii judge after her two sisters, Lani Booth and Mellie Hustace, petitioned to have the Hawaiian Trust Co. named as guardian of Hattie's estate. But another sister, Lucy Kaiaka Ward, accused her siblings of trying to take control of the family company and replace its officers. Lucy sought to remove the trust company as guardian. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1952 denied an appeal of the judge's ruling.

Later news surrounded the resignation of Mellie's grandson Frank Hustace Jr. from the administration of Gov. William Quinn, just days before Hawaii's first gubernatorial election in 1959. Frank, then commissioner of public lands, told Quinn in a private letter that he was stepping down because Quinn did not consult him about a major campaign proposal for a "Second Mahele" to sell undeveloped public land. Hustace did not support the proposal. "That I do not presently enjoy your trust and confidence is self-evident," Frank wrote Quinn.

The letter leaked out after Quinn won. Quinn, a Republican, later said he regretted naming the proposal after the Mahele. The Mahele of 1848 allowed foreigners to buy lands from Hawaiian alii, aiding in the overthrow of the monarchy. Frank Jr., a Honolulu attorney and brother of Cedric, David, Ed and Walter, could not be reached for this story.

For the Hustace family who live on the mainland, such tales must be exotic. But Cedric said he doesn't talk much about the family history in Indiana. "I just don't want to bore people," he said.

"They probably would just kind of look at me, 'well, so what?'"


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They had the following children:

  F i Mary Elizabeth "Mellie" Ward.
  F ii May Ward.

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