Kekoolani Genealogy of the Descendants of the Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii


Kekupahaikala [Parents] 1. married Maihikea.

Maihikea 1. married Kekupahaikala.

They had the following children:

  M i Maweke.

Muleialii (Muleilaalii, Mi'i-i-ele-ali'i) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. married 6 Wehelani (Wehe-la-nani).

We now come to the Mulklealii branch of the Maweke family, which occupies so great a portion of the ancient
legends of this period. Mulklealii is said to have had three sons and one daughter. The former were Kumuhonua, Olopanu, and Moikeha; the latter was named Hainakolo. (FORNANDER)

Mi'i-i-ele-ali'i is the name used by S.M. Kamakau in "Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii'.

Wehelani (Wehe-la-nani) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. married 6 Muleialii (Muleilaalii, Mi'i-i-ele-ali'i).

Other marriages:
Keaunui,

Wehe-la-nani is the name used by S.M. Kamakau in "Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii'.

They had the following children:

  M i Mo'ikeha (Ruling Chief of Kauai).
  M ii Kumuhonua (Kumuhonua-o-Muleialii) (Ruling Chief of Oahu).
  M iii Olopana ('Olopana).
  F iv Hainakolo.

Keaunui [Parents] 1, 2. married Wehelani (Wehe-la-nani).

Wehelani (Wehe-la-nani) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. married Keaunui.

Other marriages:
Muleialii (Muleilaalii, Mi'i-i-ele-ali'i),

Wehe-la-nani is the name used by S.M. Kamakau in "Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii'.

They had the following children:

  F i Nuakea.
  M ii Laakona (La'akona).
  M iii Moi.

Mo'ikeha (Ruling Chief of Kauai) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.(Ruling married 7 Hinauulua (Hanauula, Hina-ululu).

Other marriages:
Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae),

Updated 12-26-2009

This is the voyaging chief Moikeha, whose navigator and astronomer was the famous Kamahualele, whose chant about returning to Hawaii after visiting Kahiki is well known.

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Updated 01-19-2010

The two other sons [besides Kumuhonu] of Mulielealii, viz., Olopnnu and Moikeha, appear to have established themselves on Hawaii, where Olopanu ruled the valley of Waipio and adjacent country, and Moikeha, if not coordinate with his brother in power, was at least his highest subject and most trusted friend. Here Olopana married Luukia, granddaughter of Hikapoloa, chief of Kohala Hawaii, and Mailelaulii, his wife, from Kona Hawaii-both descended from the ancient Hawaiian Nanaulu line-and begat a daughter named Kaupea.

How long Olopana dwelt in Waipio is not mentioned, but the legend states that after a while heavy storms, floods, and freshets desolated the valley and compelled the inhabitants to seek refuge in other places. Olopana and his family, accompanied by his brother Moikehu and his family, embarked on their canoes and sailed for Kahiki, where they arrived safely, and where, according to the legend, Olopana obtained the sovereignty of a district or section of land called " Moaulanuiakea," and where Moikeha, still the right-hand man of his brother, built a sumptuous residence and Heiau for himself, called "Lanikeha."

(FORNANDER)

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S.M. Kamakau tells us that the following three males are the sons of Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae) and not her sister Hinauulua (Hanauula), as incorrectly suggested by Fornander:

(1) Kila (Kila-luka)/
(2) Hookamalii (Ho'okamali'i)
(3) Haulaninuiaiakea (Haulani-nui-ai-akea)

DEAN KEKOOLANI
January 27, 2010

Hinauulua (Hanauula, Hina-ululu) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4. married 5 Mo'ikeha (Ruling Chief of Kauai).

It is said by some that the wife of Moikeha and mother of the seven children is actually two sisters (he had two wives, they say).

Hina-ululu is the name used by S.M. Kamakau in "Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii'.

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The Appendix of "Ruling Chiefs" has Kamakau saying that the mother of Ho'okamali'i is HIna-ululu, which is incorrect and contradicts Kamakau's own writings in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa (Newspaper) JANUARY 5, 1867 "Ka Moolelo o Kamehameha I". In that article he clearly state the mother is her sister Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae). Clearly, the editors of the 1961 revised edition of "Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii" have made a mistake.

They had the following children:

  M i Umalehu 1.
  M ii Kaialeo 1.
  M iii Kekaihawewe 1.
  M iv Luakupalala 1.

Mo'ikeha (Ruling Chief of Kauai) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.(Ruling married 7 Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae).

Other marriages:
Hinauulua (Hanauula, Hina-ululu),

Updated 12-26-2009

This is the voyaging chief Moikeha, whose navigator and astronomer was the famous Kamahualele, whose chant about returning to Hawaii after visiting Kahiki is well known.

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Updated 01-19-2010

The two other sons [besides Kumuhonu] of Mulielealii, viz., Olopnnu and Moikeha, appear to have established themselves on Hawaii, where Olopanu ruled the valley of Waipio and adjacent country, and Moikeha, if not coordinate with his brother in power, was at least his highest subject and most trusted friend. Here Olopana married Luukia, granddaughter of Hikapoloa, chief of Kohala Hawaii, and Mailelaulii, his wife, from Kona Hawaii-both descended from the ancient Hawaiian Nanaulu line-and begat a daughter named Kaupea.

How long Olopana dwelt in Waipio is not mentioned, but the legend states that after a while heavy storms, floods, and freshets desolated the valley and compelled the inhabitants to seek refuge in other places. Olopana and his family, accompanied by his brother Moikehu and his family, embarked on their canoes and sailed for Kahiki, where they arrived safely, and where, according to the legend, Olopana obtained the sovereignty of a district or section of land called " Moaulanuiakea," and where Moikeha, still the right-hand man of his brother, built a sumptuous residence and Heiau for himself, called "Lanikeha."

(FORNANDER)

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S.M. Kamakau tells us that the following three males are the sons of Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae) and not her sister Hinauulua (Hanauula), as incorrectly suggested by Fornander:

(1) Kila (Kila-luka)/
(2) Hookamalii (Ho'okamali'i)
(3) Haulaninuiaiakea (Haulani-nui-ai-akea)

DEAN KEKOOLANI
January 27, 2010

Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae) [Parents] 1, 2, 3. married 4 Mo'ikeha (Ruling Chief of Kauai).

Hooipoika-malanai is the name used by S.L.K. Peleioholani. S.M. Kamakau tells us that the following three males are the sons of Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae) and not her sister Hinauulua (Hanauula), as incorrectly suggested by Fornander:
(1) Kila (Kila-luka)/
(2) Hookamalii (Ho'okamali'i)
(3) Haulaninuiaiakea (Haulani-nui-ai-akea)

DEAN KEKOOLANI
January 27, 2010

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The Appendix of "Ruling Chiefs" has Kamakau saying that the mother of Ho'okamali'i is HIna-ululu, which is incorrect and contradicts Kamakau's own writings in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa (Newspaper) JANUARY 5, 1867 "Ka Moolelo o Kamehameha I". In that article he clearly state the mother is her sister Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae). Clearly, the editors of the 1961 revised edition of "Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii" have made a mistake.

DEAN KEKOOLANI
March 5, 2010

They had the following children:

  M i Kila (Kila-luka, Kila-a-Moikeha) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

A. Fornander tells us that Hinauulua (Hanauula) and Hooipoika-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae) were sisters, the daughters of Puna, a ruling chief of Kauai who might have been the brother of Hema. Moikea takes both these women as wives. Fornander says that its possible that some of Moikeha's children might have been from Hooipoika-malanai, even though the most common gealogies give the mother of all of Moikeha's many children as the sister Hinauulua.

S.L.K. Peleioholani clarifies the situation in his Robinson Family Genealogy (1908) and says that Moikeha did have issue by Hooipoika-malanai: a son named Kila-luka. This son is usually listed incorrectly in the registers as the son of Hinauulua.

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S.M. Kamakau tells us that the following three males are the sons of Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae) and not her sister Hinauulua (Hanauula), as incorrectly suggested by Fornander:

(1) Kila (Kila-luka)/
(2) Hookamalii (Ho'okamali'i)
(3) Haulaninuiaiakea (Haulani-nui-ai-akea)

DEAN KEKOOLANI
January 27, 2010
  M ii Hookamalii (Ho'okamali'i).
  M iii Haulaninuiaiakea (Haulani-nui-ai-akea) (Ruling Chief of Kauai) 1, 2, 3.

Haulani-nui-ai-akea is the name used by S.M. Kamakau.

S.M. Kamakau tells us that the following three males are the sons of Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae) and not her sister Hinauulua (Hanauula), as incorrectly suggested by Fornander:

(1) Kila (Kila-luka)/
(2) Hookamalii (Ho'okamali'i)
(3) Haulaninuiaiakea (Haulani-nui-ai-akea)

DEAN KEKOOLANI
January 27, 2010

Puna (Ruling Chief of Kauai) 1.

This might be the same Puna as the Puna who is the brother of Hema.

He had the following children:

  F i Hinauulua (Hanauula, Hina-ululu).
  F ii Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae).

Hookamalii (Ho'okamali'i) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. married 6 Keahiula.

Ho'okamali'i is the name used by S.M. Kamakau in "Tales and Traditions of People of Old".

S.M. Kamakau tells us that the following three males are the sons of Ho'oipo-i-ka-malanai (Hooipoika-malanae) and not her sister Hinauulua (Hanauula), as incorrectly suggested by Fornander:

(1) Kila (Kila-luka)/
(2) Hookamalii (Ho'okamali'i)
(3) Haulaninuiaiakea (Haulani-nui-ai-akea)

Three sons for Moikeha and Ho'oipo-i-ka-lani.

DEAN KEKOOLANI
January 27, 2010

Keahiula 1, 2, 3, 4. married 5 Hookamalii (Ho'okamali'i).

They had the following children:

  M i Kaha'i (II) (Kaha'i-a-Ho'onali'i, Kaha'i, Kahai-moelea).

Kaha'i (II) (Kaha'i-a-Ho'onali'i, Kaha'i, Kahai-moelea) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4. married 5 Kapoakauluhailea (Kahenu).

From "Genealogy of the Robinson family, and ancient legends and chants of Hawaii":

Mr. S.L. Peleioholani says that "Kahaimoelea" went to Kahiki and was the same Kahai who lived during the time of Haunakamaahala (k), the chief and high priesy who built the heiau or temple of Pakaalana at Waipio, Hamakua, HAwaii, a place celebrated for its red pepper tree known as the "Nioi wela o Paakalana" (The burning Nioi of Pakaalana).

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"Kaha'i-a-Ho'onali'i" is the name is the form of the name used by the translator of S.M. Kamakau's "Ka Mooleleo o Kamehameha" as it appears in in "Tales and Traditions of People of Old".


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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

Kapoakauluhailea (Kahenu) 1, 2. married 3 Kaha'i (II) (Kaha'i-a-Ho'onali'i, Kaha'i, Kahai-moelea).

Kahenu is the name used by S.M. Kamakau in "Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii'.

They had the following children:

  M i Kuolono (Ku-o-Lono).

Laulialaa (Lauli-a-La'a, Laulia) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. married Maelo (Maela).

"Laulia" is the contraction used by S.M. Kamakau in "Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii'.

Maelo (Maela) [Parents] 1, 2, 3. married Laulialaa (Lauli-a-La'a, Laulia).

The genealogy of Maelo given by others is ususally missing her parents and give her grandparents as her mother and father. Here we give the correct genealogy according to S.L.K. Peleioholani.

Maelo is the name used by S.M. Kamakau in "Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii'.

They had the following children:

  M i Laulihiwa (La-uli-hiwa, Lani-hewa).

Kuolono (Ku-o-Lono) [Parents] 1, 2. married 3 Kaneakaleleoi (Kane-a-ka-lele-o'i).

Kaneakaleleoi (Kane-a-ka-lele-o'i) 1, 2. married 3 Kuolono (Ku-o-Lono).

They had the following children:

  F i Maelo (Maela).

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