Green, Jonathan S.: ABCFM MISSIONARY ( b. 1796 Lebanon, CT-d. Jan. 5, 1878 aged 81 years) (arrived 1843 in Makawao): founder of the first Makawao Meeting House or Makawao Foreign Church on the grounds of Makawao Cemetery; First arrived in Honolulu March, 1828, 3rd company; 1842 Withdrew services from the ABCFM because it continued to accept funds from slave owners. He became an ardent abolitionist.
1842: Chief Kiha of Makawao asked him to minister to the people of his district. He became a land agent for Kamehameha III and sold 2,000 acres for the government to the Hawaiians, so they might improve their lives through agriculture.
1857 Services in English started in the Green’s home. Then they built a small chapel dedicated in 1861 where the cemetery now exists. The first deed was issued for Makawao Church by the future King Kamehameha V. The chapel was used until 1889.
2. Green, Theodosia A. ( b. 1792 East Haddam, CT; Died Oct. 5, 1859; Earliest recorded burial at Makawao Cemetery possibly. ENGRAVED: KU AEKANA MAU KEIKI A HOOMAIKAI IA IA O KANA HOE, MAHALO OIA IA IA; married in 1827
3 & 4.Beriah(1829-1829) and Emily Witter Green(1835-1836): infant children whose “dust reposes beneath the stone edifice of the First Congregational Church at Honolulu” and later memorialized at Makawao Cemetery
5. Mary Elizabeth Green (1830-1902) daughter of J. S. and Theodosia Green
Principal of the boarding school at Waialua; teacher
6. Asenath Cargill Spring Green; (b. 1820 Brimfield, MA-d. 1894 Makawao) second wife of Jonathan Green; married Sept. 18, 1861
7. Laura Capron Spring (b. 1864 in Makawao-Oct. 27, 1943) Daughter of J. S. and Asenath Green
An accomplished Hawaiian scholar and with Martha Beckwith prepared Hawaiian legends for publication by the Yale University Press
8. Harriet Spring Green (June 21, 1868-June 14, 1869): daughter of Joseph Porter Green and Harriet Parker Green also grand daughter of Jonathan S. Green (no photo available)