Kekāuluohi's husband, Charles Kanaʻiana

High Chiefess Miriam Auhea Kekāuluohi

High Chiefess Kekāuluohi was said to be born on July 27, 1794.  She was the only daughter of High Chief Kalaʻimamahu a brother of King Kamehameha I. Her mother was High Chiefess Mariam Kalākua Kaheiheimālie who later became Queen Consort as a wife to King Kamehameha I.  

 

Kekāuluohi became Kuhina Nui in 1839 and held that position until her death on June 7, 1845.

 

As Kuhina Nui she signed, with the king, all official documents, conducted all executive business affecting the Crown, received and transferred government lands and served as special Councilor to the king with exclusive veto power over his decisions.  Kekāuluohi signed the first Constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom with His Majesty King Kamehameha III in 1840.  

 

Kekāuluohi married High Chief Charles Kanaʻina and gave birth to her son, Prince Charles Lunalilo who became King on February 8, 1873 after the death of His Majesty King Kamehameha V.

Kekāuluohi died of influenza at Pohukaina on June 7, 1845 and was originally buried at Pohukaina Tomb.

Kekāuluohi's son who became King Lunalilo