Descendants of
 Captain Robert Brown
                            1809 – 1894



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Kahuku Ranch

photo by Dave Boyle NPS

Captain Brown’s Kahuku Ranch on the big island of Hawai’i is now part of the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, complete with a hiking trail in the area of the 1868 flow around the site of the homestead.

Click here for a trail guide to the park.
(We couldn’t be more delighted to see this site listed in the list of resources for more information!)

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(click on the article for a larger view)

This article about the installation of the marker appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser, October 14, 1956. There are some historical inaccuracies (they met in Augusta, W.A. – not Fremantle, he was only a 3rd mate then, they were married in Connecticut – not on his ship, and they were already living in the islands when he lost the Black Warrior), but most of the article is true enough.

In a letter to her daughter, Mrs. Rothwell gives her own account of placing the marker.

photo by Dave Boyle NPS

Ranch site marker as it appears today.

photo by Dave Boyle NPS

A scene from the 1869 flow, once Captain Brown’s back yard .

photo by Dave Boyle NPS

This yellow-white Lehua is near the site of the Brown home in Kahuku.
The Lehua grows only in Hawai’i. Learn more about it here.

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