Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 03598
Claimant: Kihepono, Ieremia
Other claimant:
Other name: Kihepono, Jeremia
Island: Kauai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Koloa, Hikina; Paa
Ili: Kioea, Kaluaohiki
Statistics: 4053 characters 642 words
No. 3598, Kihepono, Koloa, Kauai, January 13, 1848
N.R. 68v9


The Land Commissioners, greetings: I, Kihepono, a Hawaiian subject living at Koloa, island of Kauai hereby state my claim for land. However, I have two land claims -- one is at Paa. This claim is bounded: on the north by Kamaemae, on the east by Weliweli, on the south by Kahoiwai, and on the west by the ascending road. Those are the boundaries of this claim. My occupancy in Koloa was from Ko/a/kanu until the present time of P. Kanoa.

Here is this claim of mine at Paa. There are seven lo`i, two valleys planted with wauke and also a kula planted in sugar cane. It is 122 long by 99 wide.

At the time of the war at Makapuu, I occupied this. The land was inherited by Wahine and the kaikamahine; however their land was from Piikoki. I, Jeremia, am under them. My claim is ended.
Respectfully,
JEREMIA KIHEPONO


F.T. 9-10v13
No. 3598, Jeremia Kihepono, Claimant
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.... ea full of scrub vegetation.

Section 2:
Mauka by Halehinahina ili
Puna by Weliweli kula area
Makai by Kikiaola ili
Hanapepe by Halehinahina kula area.

This land came from Koakanui in 1825. No one has objected.

Puuipu, sworn, I know the land of I. Kihepono.

Section 3 - House lot and sugar cane garden.
Mauka by Alo Pake's land
Puna by Alo Pake's land and a kula area
Makai by Alana's kula
Hanapepe by Weliweli ili.

Section 4 - 1 loi.
Mauka by Kulaakamoa's li
Puna by Mokuliu's loi
Makai by Mokuliu's loi
Hanapepe by Mokuliu's loi.

Section 5
Mauka by Piipali's and Kauohai's land
Puna by Mokuliu's land
Makai by Kaalae's land
Hanapepe by auwai.

This land came from Wahapuhi, his Konohiki when Kekauonohi was governor.

[Award 3598; R.P. 6722; Kaluaohiki Paa Kona; 3 ap.; 1 Ac 2 roods 35 rods]