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Linton L. Torbert

1816– 1871

Born in Newtown, Pennsylvania; obtained proprietorship of King’s Plantation at Honua‘ula, Maui, operated on land leased from the king, in 1846; he and an employee were convicted that year of manslaughter in an accidental shooting; sold his interest in plantation around 1859. (See MacLennan, “Foundations of Sugar’s Power,” 40–41; Cushing, “Beginnings of Sugar Production in Hawai‘i,” 19–22; Kuykendall, Hawaiian Kingdom, 1:452, 2:166; GQC journal, Apr. 21, 1853.)