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Mahaulu's of Waialua

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"This native Hawaiian, who, in our home, had been taught thrift and an honest way of living, was so attached to the family, that when our life duties had led us all away from home, he became the guardian of my father’s and mother’s graves.  Though not a great talker in the church, Paul Mahaulu Naahuelua, father of Judge Archid and Stephen Mahaulu, was one of Wailalua’s most enterprising and valued sons."~The Friend, May 1920, p.118. By a son of John and Ursula Emerson.

Naehuelua (k) married Huelali (w) on July 15, 1835, in Waialua, Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii. They had a son named Mahaulu. High Chief Gideon Peleioholani Laanui was the ruling chief of Waialua and a was a grandnephew of Kamehameha I. Naehuelua was a calabash maker for the chief, but around when Mahaulu was about 14, he lost his job and Mahaulu went to Rev. John S. Emerson for work.


John S. Emerson and his wife Ursula, were the first missionaries sent to the Waialua community. They arrived in Honolulu on May 17, 18…