I'm looking for my grt.-grand father Maru (Malu)Amaru. He's a Tahitian, arrived in Sapapali'i Savai'ii Samoa abt.1830. He is one of the 8 teachers Revr. John Williams brought with him fromTahiti, to helped spread the LMS church in Samoa. Some of the teachers returned, but Malu (Maru) didn't.
Maru married Finau Luka, a daughter of Leilua & Niupopo of Manono. Their only son was named after him, Malu IIMaru). He was later known as Tauvao Malu, a Samoan title name in the villiage of Faaala Savai'i. Tauvao Malu married Fa'ataualofa Aualiitia, daughter of Ma A. & Afaisola Lagaaia. Tauvao Malu died abt. 1885. He also have 1 son which is my father, Laulu Tulali of Faaala Savai'i.
If anyone knows any kind of information about these early Polynesian Pioneers, please be kindly send to my email above.
Fa'afetai tele lava.