Keouanui's cousin was Kamehamehanui Ai`luau, who had a great granddaughter by the name of Liliha who married Boki, the governor of O`ahu appointed by Kamehameha II. High Chiefess Liliha became the acting governor of O`ahu when Boki went missing and was claimed to be lost at sea in 1829. Liliha had several husbands, and by her husbands she had several children. By one husband, Namaile she had Abigail Maheha and another husband, Kamaile she had Jane Loeau. Kamehameha III proclaimed these two daughters were eligible to the throne and sent them to the Chief's Children's School to be educated and groomed to rule. Both daughters left the school to be married, High Chiefess Abigail Maheha died on February 13, 1861 and High Chiefess Jane Loeau died on July 30, 1873. At this time, Lunalilo, Dowager Queen Emma, Peter Kaeo, Bernice Pauahi, Elizabeth Keka'aniau, David Kalakaua & Liliuokalani were the only ali'i's left who could lawfully succeed to the throne under Article 22 of the Hawaiian Kingdom's constitutional law.