Joshua Kaʻeo, was a Hawaiian high chief or nobleman of Big Island descent, the uncle of Queen Emma of Hawaii, and an early Hawaiian politician and advisor of Kamehameha III.
His father was Asa Kaʻeo, a grandson (or son) of Princess Manoua of Hawaii, the daughter of King Kalaniʻôpuʻu and one of his wives, Mulehu, from a noble family of the Kaʻû district; Mulehu was also the grandmother of Abner Pâkî (one of Kaʻeo's own contemporaries) through a second marriage and great-grandmother of Bernice Pauahi Bishop. His mother is named Paaluanui. Kaʻeo's father was an early convert to Christianity and had taken the Christian name Asa after the American missionary, Asa Thurston. He was distant cousin to Kamehameha I since his great (great) grandfather Kalaniʻôpuʻu was Kamehameha I's half-uncle.
He was member of the King's Privy Council from 1845 to 1850 and a member of House of Nobles from 1845 to 1856. At one time, he was the Judge of the Supreme Court of Hawaii.
He married Jane Lahilahi Young, the hapa-haole (part-Hawaiian) daughter of John Young and his wife Kaʻôanaʻeha, the niece of Kamehameha I. Kaʻeo and Lahilahi had two sons:
1. Peter Young Kekuaokalani Kaeo (1836–1880), he was given as a hânai child (adopted) to Jane's brother Keoni Ana and his wife Julia Alapai. Educated at Royal School, he became a member of the House of Nobles but later contracted leprosy and was sent to leper colony at Kalawao.
2. Keliʻimaikai Kaʻeo, nicknamed "Alebada" (died 1851), he was given as a hânai child to Jane's other brother James Kanehoa and his wife Sarah Kale Davis. He was named after Jane's ancestor Keliʻimaikaʻi, Kamehameha's only full brother.
Jane Lahilahi Young Ka'eo (1813 - 1862)*
Keliimaikai Ka'eo (____ - 1851)*
Peter Ka'eo (1836 - 1880)*
Created by: Maxine Kravitz
Record added: Jul 03, 2011
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