Boundary Commission

Certification: 124
Ahupua`a Kapoho
District: Puna
Island Hawaii
Ownership: Kanaina, Charles
Misc:
Year: 1880
Statistics: 24119 characters 4058 words
Kapoho Ahupuaa, District of Puna, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, Hawaii, Volume A, No. 1, pps 199-200

On this, the 15th day of July A.D. 1873, the Boundary Commission met at the house of T.E. Eldertsat Kapoho, by adjournment from the 9th instant to the 11th instant and from the 11th to the 15 instant.

Due notice of the hearing of the application of A.F. Judd for the settlement of the boundaries of Kapoho and Kula, having been given by advertisement in the Hawaiian Gazette of June 185h and Kuokoa of June 21st, and notice personally served on owners of adjoining lands as far as known.

Present: T.E. Elderts for petitioner

Petition read as follows

To the Honorable Rufus A. Lyman, Commissioner of boundaries for the third Judicial Circuit, to wit, the Island of Hawaii.

The petition of A.F. Judd, attorney in fact for Charles Kanaina, of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, respectfully represents unto your Honor the commissioner as follows:

That the aforesaid Charles Kanaina is possessed of two tracts of land, situated in the District of Puna, in the Island of Hawaii called the Ahupuaa of Kapoho and of Kula;

Thatthe aforesaid lands on Ahupuaas of Kapoho and Kula, were awarded by the Commissioners to Quiet Land Titles by name only, and not by survey, and that the boundaries of the same are as yet undefined;

That the following is the list of the lands adjoining these said lands, of Kapoho and Kula, and the owners of the same, as far as the same are known, to your petitioner,
to wit:

The lands adjoining Kapoho, to wit:
Name of the Land, Owner
Pualaa, R. Keelikolani
Ahalanui, R. Keelikolani
Laipao, R. Keelikolani
Oneloa, R. Keelikolani
Pohoike, R. Keelikolani
Keahialaka, His Majesty, the King
Kanaea, Estate His Honor, M. Kekuanaoa
Puua, W.P. Leleihoku [Leleiohoku] [page 200]
Kula, C. Kanaina
Kaniohiko, [left blank]
Kauwai, Estate M. Kekuanaoa
Waiakahiula [left blank].

The lands adjoining Kula are:
Name of Land, Owner
Kapoho, C. Kanaina
Puna, W.P. Leleihoku [Leleiohoku];

That the boundaries of the said lands of Kapoho and Kula, as claimed by your petitioner are more fully set forth in the accompanying notes of survey, marked Exhibit A;

That all and singular the premises are within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Commissioner of Boundaries.

Therefore your petitioner respectfully prays that the boundaries of the said lands of Kapoho and Kula, may be decided and certified to, by your Honor, the Commissioner, and that certificates defining the said boundaries, may be issued to your petitioner; and that to this end a day, hour, and place, may be appointed for the hearing of this petition, and the proofs there and then to be adduced, and that due notice according to law, may be made to all persons interested in the said matter, to appear and show cause if any they have, why the said petition should not be granted.
And your petitioner will every pray
(Signed) A.F. Judd, Attorney for Charles Kanaina
Hilo, Hawaii, May 14th 1873


Kapoho Ahupuaa, District of Puna, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, Hawaii, Volume A, No. 1, pps 204-207

The Ahupuaa of Kapoho, District of Puna, Island of Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit

July 15, 1873
For Heading and Petition see Folio 199 [Ahupuaa of Kula]

Testimony

Hoapili, sworn, I was born at Kehena, Puna, at time of Keona. I have lived on Kapoho, with Keawe, my father', now dead; Am a kamaaina of Kapoho and know a part of the boundaries. Pualoa bounds Kapoho on the Kau side next to shore, the boundary runningon the Kau side of a point called Kapahu; thence mauka to the Government road, and to Kapelokane, an ahua by awaawa, said awaawa is the boundary; thence mauka to Mohonui, a mawae on the Kau side being the boundary; thence to Kahuamoa, a puupili; thence to Kaluaelapii, a chasm; thence the boundary follows along said chasm to three small hills, called Punainako; at this place Pualaa ends and Pohaike bounds Kapoho. My father pointed out these boundaries to me. Thence Pohoike bounds Kapoho to Pakoike; thence the boundary runs mauka to Kepaahi, an ahu pohaku on the line, where Keahialaka cuts Pohoike off and bounds Kapoho; thence the boundary runs along the pahoehoe to Keapu, a large hill, on Keahialaka, the boundary runs some distance this side of the hill, on the pahoehoe, and a short distance from Kaukiwai, a swampy place on Keahialaka; thence mauka the pahoehoe on Keahialaka and aa on Kapoho.

Papalanahi is on Kapoho. From Kaukiwai the boundary runs to Puainako; on the makai side of oioina, on the pahoehoe, is Kanaea; thence along Kehena, the boundary running from an old place called Wahineloa, situated on the old road from Kalapana to Hilo, follows said road. Kauaea ending at Wahineloa. Puainako is on Kehena. Holoiwai is a place where the boundaries of Kapoho, Waikahiula and Kehene corner. Here Kehena ends and Waikahiula bounds Kapoho to Omao, the boundary line being on the Hilo side, at a place where yams, bananas &c used to grow; thence makai to Hilo side of Kahulipala, the name [page 205] of land where Nanalowale joins Kapoho.

Thence makai to Kalae-ohia and across the heads of Nanalowale and Kahuwai to junction of Puua; by Kauhaohao. This place was covered by the lava flow of 1840 or 1842. Place called Pahoa is on Nanalowale. From Kalaeohi [Kalaeohia] to Puuahana said place is on Kapoho and Puua is on Hilo side of the oioina. I do not know the boundaries below this place. I have been to Imiwale after timber. It is makai of Punahana.
Cross-examined

Heleluhe, kane, sworn, I was born at Kalapana, Puna, Hawaii in 1816 and moved to Kapoho in the year 1845. After Kaina and I leased the land, the boundaries were pointed out to me by kam ....

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.... ges 305, 306, and 307, and it appearing to my satisfaction that the true lawful and equitable boundaries are as follows, viz.;
As surveyed by F.S. Lyman

Commence at the sea shore at place called “Haehae” and run;
[page 306]
1. South 86° 40' West 9.75 chains along Halekamahina to P cut in the pahoehoe;
2. South 86° 40' West 95. chains along Halekamahine to the Government road;
3. South 16° 30' East 3.82 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
4. South 82° West 3.51 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
5. North 76° West 3.78 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
6. South 86° 45' West 2.29 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;est
7. North 66° 15' West 1.06 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
8. South 66° 30' West 2.22 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225; [LP reads 31']
9. South 43° 15' West 1.45 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
10. South 69° 30' West 2.71 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
11. South 44° 45' West 1.74 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
12. South 61°' West 2.31 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
13. North 41° 45' West 1.24 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
14. North 66° West 0.76 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
15. North 89° 30' West 1.47 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
16. South 73° 30' West 1.86 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
17. South 60° 30' West 0.95 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
18. North 70° West 1.75 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
19. North 78° West 0.73 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
20. North 58° 30' West 0.88 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
21. North 71° 45' West 5.00 chains along Kula to north bank of awawa;
22. South 62° 15' West 27.20 chains along Kula to pile of stones marked [triangle] at the mauka base of “Puukea” hill;
23. South 48° 50' West 34.15 chains along Halekamahina to top of a high cone;
24. South 57° 30' West 52.75 chains along Halekamahina to stone [triangle] at “Puuhau,” top of pali;
25. South 35° 15' West 11.00 chains along Halekamahina to southwest base of hill, in awawa;
26. South 60° 15' West 49.15 chains along Halekamahina to south base of hill below “Puki;”
27. South 71° 15' West 59.30 chains along Halekamahina to stone pillar X at “Kaloi;”
28. South 50° 45' West 36.55 chains along Halekamahina;
29. South 71° 15' West 28.38 chains along Halekamahina to K cut in pahoehoe;
30. South 54° 15' West 46.80 chains along Halekamahina to H, cut in pahoehoe at lower edge of stone pillars;
31. South 77° West 17.00 chains along Halekamahina to ohia tree K. and [page 307] pile of stones at “Puuoahaua” ridge;
32. South 48° East 73.70 chains along Kaniahiku, Government land to ohia tree marked KK, on boundary of Keahialaka, at foot of earth hill, at “Kiapu.”
33. South 67° 30' East 10.24 chains along Keahialaka to P cut in pahoehoe, by the road;
34. North 64° East 42.00 chains along Keahialaka to rock X, on south side of grassy hill;
35. North 50° 40' East 32.85 chains along Keahialaka and aupuni to Ohia H, corner of Grant No. 3209;
36. North 69° 40' East 9.31 chains along Grant No. 3209 of R. Rycroft to ohia tree marked I;
37. North 62° East 89.00 chains along Government land to southwest corner of Pualaa;
38. North 12.28 chains along Pualaa, boundary Certificate No. 87 of R. Keelikolani;
39. North 82° 456' East 154.80 chains along Pualaa to ohia tree H at the Government road;
40. South 81° East 70.00 chains along Pualaa to pile of stones near the sea shore;
41. South 71° 30' East 5.50 chains along Pualaa to the sea shore; then return to pile at the last station;
42. North 0° 45' West 137.8* chains, general course along the sea coast in bent lines to P on boundary of Halekamahina, near the sea; then go along the shore in a southwesterly direction about 30 chains from “Haehae” to Kaniahiku;
43. North 66° 45' West 2.00 chains along Kaniahiku, Government land;
44. South 25° West 6.00 chains along Kaniahiku, Government land;
45. South 66° 45' East 2.00 chains along Kaniahiku, Government land;
then go to large hill “Waiapele,” above the Government road, commence at stone marked H on the southeast bank of the green water lake;
46. South 42° 45' East 1.80 chains along Kaniahiku, Government land to stone marked L;
47. South 62° 20' West 5.10 chains along Kaniahiku, to stone X, on bank of crater;
48. North 36° West 3.87 chains along Kaniahiku, to stone [triangle] on southwest bank of green lake;
49. South 55° West 6.97 chains along Kaniahiku to stone X;
50. North 55° West 10.33 chains along Kaniahiku to stone T on top ridge of hill;
51. North 16° 50' East 4.87 chains along Kaniahiku to stone K on top ridge of the hill;
52. North 32° 15' East 4.33 chains along Kaniahiku to stone on top ridge of the hill;
53. North 69° 30' East 3.54 chains along Kaniahiku to stone X on top ridge of the hill;
54. South 49° East 16.85 chains along Kaniahiku down the hill and across the green lake to stone H,
containing exclusive of Kaniahiku, 4060 acres.
Surveyed February 1880 for the Estate of C. Kanaina.

It is therefore adjudged and I do hereby decide and [page 308] certify that the boundaries of the said land are, and hereafter, shall be as hereinbefore set forth.
Given under my hand at Hilo, Hawaii, March 17th 1880.
F.S. Lyman, Commissioner of Boundaries

Certificate $2.-
Folios description & (to Interior) $
Paid by W.C. Parke, Certificate $2.-

[No. 124, Kapoho Ahupuaa, District of Puna, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, exclusive of Kaniahiku, 4060 acres, 1880]