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Levi Haalelea


Born on Maui; member of ali‘i (nobility); high-ranking chief; held significant land holdings on each of the Hawaiian Islands; member of Privy Council and House of Nobles by 1853; came in contact with the Church through his clerk, William Uaua; loaned the mission money toward purchase of a press; allowed Latter-day Saint meetinghouses to be built on his land; provided land for establishment of Latter-day Saint colony on Lana‘i in 1854. (See Spurrier, Sandwich Islands Saints, 100–102; Kuykendall, Hawaiian Kingdom, 1:346; Lydecker, Roster, Legislatures of Hawaii, 55; GQC journal, frequent references, Oct. 1853–July 1854.)