Sniffen Family Network

Sniffen Family Network

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“This is a Web Site created for the Sniffen Family. In this Site we will have the latest family news, news of upcoming family events and Family photos.
I have completed the first phase of the family genealogy, which is the arrival of George Knifton to the American Colonies down to my children’s generation. The second phase, The Hawaiian Line, is also completed, it consists of the arrival of Bennett Henry Sniffen to the Hawaiian Islands and his descendants. The third phase is about my paternal Grandmothers ancestors, The Moku Nu’a Line. Our ancestor, Chief Nu’a,  is purported to be the warrior that struck the blow that killed Captain Cook. The fourth phase is the Ancestral Chart of Kamakanoenoe (my Great Grandmother) and Martha Kahailani Moku (my Grandmother).

Any ideas you have please email me. (Don’t expect quick results, since I work cheap, I work very slowly).
I decided to do this because our family history is very important to all of us. We cannot fully understand where we are going, unless we understand where we came from. Our Ancestry defines us as to who we are as a family.”

11 Responses

  1. Aloha!

    Your site is great! I can tell how much work you’ve put into everything. Kamakanoenoe is my great-great-great grandmother through Nelson Keola through Samuel Alfred & Ida Williams. In your research did you discover anything on Nelson Keola’s wife Helen Makakoa Alana?

    • Aloha Sam,
      My great auntie was Ida Williams(Sniffen). Never met her. I have a copy of a photo of her. She is buried with my great grand-parents on sand hill across from St. Anthony’s in Wailuku, Maui. Daryl Williams Tempe,AZ

      • Aloha e Daryl,
        It took two trips to find the grave site. First trip I did find the cemetary but most of it is unmarked. Second trip I finally found the grave site. They were very overgrown sadly. Mahalo for your information. It has meant a lot!

      • That’s great that you found the grave. Many of the grave stones and markers have been missing for years. I have other family buried there and can not find their grave. I went to Saint Anthony’s and they told me that in 1977 when the church burned down, all of the plot records had burned. They told me that the Catholic Diocese in Honolulu should have records such as a plot map. I thought it strange that they would not request it. There are very few of my Williams family left in Maui, I suppose that is why the grave was so overgrown. I have not been there since 2008. When I go, I will be sure to clean their grave should it need it. Aloha.

  2. provide your FAX or email for the Kniffin Sniffen Christmas newsletter

  3. mele kalikimaka

  4. A maternal cousin’s mother is Mary Keakealani Sniffen
    (b. 1/5/1900 in Niuli’i, North Kohala, HI). My cousin named her oldest daughter “Keakealani,” who is genealogically an Ali’i-nui & 18th Ali’i ai Moku of Hawai’i Island. Are familiar with this genealogical link of the Sniffen’s to the Hawai’i Pili-King lineage?


  5. aloha cousins, will be on the big island Sept 17-27

  6. Aloha!

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