Stephen Reynolds

1782– 1857

Born in Massachusetts; visited Hawai‘i four times prior to moving to Honolulu in 1822; prominent Honolulu businessman and lawyer; served as harbor master; leading opponent of the reforms that the Protestant missionaries proposed regarding gambling, drinking, and Sabbath observance; purchased one-half interest in the Hali‘imaile Plantation at Hali‘imaile, Maui, 1849; sold his interest in Hali‘imaile Plantation in 1850, then purchased it back in 1852; left the islands in 1856 due to health problems; died in Massachusetts. (See Day, History Makers of Hawaii, 108; Kuykendall, Hawaiian Kingdom, 1:450; MacLennan, “Foundations of Sugar’s Power,” 41, 45, 48–51; GQC journal, Nov. 30, 1852.)