Brief biographies of the white men who came to Hawaii and married native Hawaiian women.
R. LUTHER MACOMBER: The forefather for the Hawaiian lineage of Macombers was R. Luther Macomber, born August 22, 1830 in Worchester County, Oakham, Massachusetts. He was of Scottish-Irish ancestry. His parents were John J. Macomber and Abigail Packard.
He arrived in Ka'u, Hawaii by ship about the year 1849. He was a carpenter. He married Kahula on August 5, 1853 and they had seven children: Charles Gardner, Edwin Dean, Harriet Foster, Emma Rooke, John, Abigail and Calvin.
Luther was an associate and confidante to many of the monarchy family but was especially close with Queen Emma. Thus his daughter, Emma Rooke, was named for the Queen.
He died in Kona, September 18, 1900.
Source: Macomber/Kekoa Genealogy
JASSON RIVES: Frenchman, Mons. Jasson Rives (whose Hawaiian name designated by Queen Kaahumanu was Luahine), who had landed on these shores and become the Aikane-Punahele of Prince Lunalilo, the heir apparent to the throne. He had taken to wife Holau II, a descendent of Kaihikapumahana, the only daughter of Lonoikamakahiki Kapuokalani and his wife Kaikilanialiiwahine o Puna and sister of Keawehanauikawalu, ancestor of Kekuanaoa, father of the last line of Kamehamehas.
They had three daughters and one son. He then married Makauealoha and had one son.
Source: hawaiiangenealogy.com & Wikipedia.com
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