WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE

OF

JOSEPH MATUA

 

Welcome to my homepage

Ever since I came to the internet in 1996, many have wondered where I was from, and from what villages in Samoa were my parents from...

Well, here it is....

 

MY NAME: JOSEPH MATUA

OCCUPATION: INTERNET ADMINISTRATOR

 

MY FAMILY TREE OF SAMOA

 

MY FATHER SIDE

UNLISTED TO THE INTERNET BY FATHER'S REQUEST

My father is from the old fa'a samoa ways in Fagasa village,
American Samoa.
So talk to him in person of his gafa.

 

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NOTE: PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIFFERENT COLORS TO TRACE BACK EACH LINEAGE OF MY MOTHER'S SIDE CORRECTLY

MY MOTHER'S SIDE

MY MOTHER

NAME: Julie Tumama Shaw Soimavi Tagaloalagi (mother of Joseph Matua)
VILLAGE: Aoloau
(American Samoa)
BORN : 1945

 

MY GRANDFATHER

NAME: Asifoa Atualevao (father Of Julie Tumama Shaw Soimavi Tagaloalagi)
VILLAGE: Aoloau
(American Samoa)

MY GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Lupelele Euta Moemai (mother of Julie Tumama Shaw Soimavi Tagaloalagi)
VILLAGE: Vaiafai, Iva
(Savaii - W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Moemai Euta (father of Lupelele Euta Moemai)

Note: Moemai Euta was the ONLY son of Moemai Sosene. The other 20 children of Moemai Sosene were all girls from different mothers. There have been others that have falsely claimed to also be Moemai Sosene's sons. But Moemai Euta was indeed the ONLY REAL son and the key to the Moemai title which is recorded.

VILLAGE: Vaiafai, Iva (Savaii - W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Ene Alefaio Auva'a (mother of Lupelele Euta Moemai)
VILLAGE: Falealupo
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Moemai Sosene (father of Moemai Euta & also brother to Malietoa Vainu'upo)
VILLAGE: Vaiafai, Iva
(Savaii - W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Sina Fonoti Matautia (mother of Moemai Euta and also niece to King Fonoti Tagaloalagi)
VILLAGE: Vaiafai, Iva
(Savaii -W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Alefaio Auva'a (father of Ene Alefaio Auva'a)
VILLAGE: Falealupo
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Sina La'asaga Alipa Liava'a (mother of Ene Alefaio Auva'a)
VILLAGE: Safune
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Malietoa Malala (the first Malietoa and also father of Moemai Sosene)

Note: Malietoa Malala eventually died from injuries he sustained from a spear thrown by Vai'i in Motu O Ilo. Vai'i was given the title of Tuimanu'a by King Fonoti Tagaloalagi. King Fonoti Tagaloalagi also changed the name of the island of Motu O Ilo to Motu O Manu'a. What you now know as the island of Manu'a. Tui means chief and manu'a means injury)
VILLAGE: Iva
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Sina Lefao Tupua (mother of Moemai Sosene)
VILLAGE: Vaitogi
(American Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Fonoti Matautia (father of Sina Fonoti Matautia and also brother to King Fonoti Tagaloalagi)
VILLAGE: Iva

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Sinarella (mother to Sina Fonoti Matautia)
VILLAGE: Iva

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Vui Tupa'i (father of Alefaio Auva'a)
VILLAGE: Lano

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Queen Fagau'i (mother of Alefaio Auva'a)
VILLAGE: Falealupo

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: James Sitivi Nelson (father of Sina La'asaga Alipa Liava'a)
FROM: England

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Sina Alipa Tulipa Liava'a Tagaloalagi (mother of Sina La'asaga Alipa Liava'a)
VILLAGE: Safune

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GRANDFATHER

NAME: Moemai Tofilau (father of Malietoa Malala)

Note: Moemai Tofilau was also eventually killed by his own brother Leulupoao over power of the throne after King Fonoti Tagaloalagi died in 1804. Because of Leulupoao's evil actions against his own brother Moemai Tofilau, Leulupoao was cut off from the Moemai family. Leulupoao was angry and claimed himself a king anyways and then his son became the first Tupua Tamasese, the in-laws of the royal family
VILLAGE: Iva
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Salamasina Ioane Auva'a (mother of Malietoa Malala)
VILLAGE: Falealupo
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Queen Sina IV Fonoti Tagaloalagi (mother to Sinarella)
VILLAGE: Iva

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Queen Nafanua Tagaloalagi - "known by many samoans as the legendary goddess of war in the wars over Samoa" (also the mother to Queen Fagau'i)
VILLAGE:

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GRANDFATHER

NAME: King Alipa Tulipa Liava'a Tagaloalagi (twin brother of Queen Sina II and also the father to Sina Alipa Tulipa Liava'a Tagaloalagi)
VILLAGE: Safune

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Moemai Leo (the acting prince of King Fonoti Tagaloalagi & Queen Sina III's throne at that time and also father of Moemai Tofilau & Leulupoao)
VILLAGE: Iva
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Leutiti Leotele (mother of Moemai Tofilau)
VILLAGE: Falefa
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: King Fonoti Tagaloalagi (father to Queen Sina IV)
VILLAGE: Iva

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Queen Sina III (mother to Queen Sina IV)
VILLAGE: Iva

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Tilafaigata Tagaloalagi (mother of Queen Nafanua Tagaloalagi)
VILLAGE: Falealupo

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Moemai Ile Fuefue - (The first Moemai and also father to Moemai Leo)
VILLAGE: Iva
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Lanuola Matautia Latu (mother of Moemai Leo)
VILLAGE: Iva
(W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: King Lau (father to Queen Sina III)
VILLAGE: Saipipi

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Queen Sina II (mother to Queen Sina III)
VILLAGE: Saipipi

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Soimavi Tagaloalagi (mother of Tilafaigata Tagaloalagi & Taema Tagaloalagi)
VILLAGE: Falealupo

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Tofilau Magele (father of Moemai Ile Fuefue)
VILLAGE: Iva (W. Samoa)

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Afulilo Tuiaana (sister to the 2nd Tuiaana , Tuiatua, & Tuamasaga and also the mother of Moemai Ile Fuefue)
VILLAGE: Island of Upolu

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Funefe'ai Sauali'i (father to Queen Sina II)
VILLAGE: Sasina

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Queen Sina I (mother to Queen Sina II)
VILLAGE: Safune

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: The First Tuiaana (half brother of King Fonoti Tagaloalagi and also the father of Afulilo Tuiaana)
VILLAGE: Upolu

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: The first Faumuina (father to first Tuiaana and King Fonoti Tagaloalagi)
VILLAGE: Papa

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Melania Fonoti (mother ONLY to King Fonoti Tagaloalagi & Fonoti Matautia)
VILLAGE: Iva

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Fonoti Vui (father of Melania)
VILLAGE: Lano

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Taema Tagaloalagi (mother of Melania)
VILLAGE: Falealupo

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER

NAME: Soimavi Tagaloalagi (mother to Taema Tagaloalagi & Tilafaigata Tagaloalagi and also brother to Funefe'ai Sauali'i)
VILLAGE: Falealupo

MY GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER

NAME: Silisiliese Tagaloalagi (father to Soimavi Tagaloalagi & King Alipa Tulipa Liava'a Tagaloalagi)
VILLAGE: Afio Ile Lagituaiva

 

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NOTE

MY FAMILY TREE WAS PUT TOGETHER USING ONLY INFORMATION PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION BY WORD OF MOUTH.
PASSED DOWN TO MY GREAT GRANDFATHER "MOEMAI EUTA" AND MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER "ENE ALEFAIO AUVA'A".
PASSED DOWN
TO MY MOTHER "
JULIE TUMAMA SHAW SOIMAVI TAGALOALAGI"
(WHO THEY TOOK FROM
MY GRANDMOTHER "
LUPELELE EUTA MOEMAI",
AND RAISED THEMSELVES.)
PASSED DOWN TO HER SON...ME.

JOSEPH MATUA

 

THERE ARE MANY INCONSISTANCIES
ETC CAUSED BY SOME BOOKS, AND CERTAIN ENTITIES.

The samoan people and their gafas
came long before any books.
Not the other way around.

I HOPE EVERYONE FROM SAMOA ALSO TRACES BACK
THEIR FAMILY ROOTS, THEIR GAFA,
IN SAMOA TOO.

 

SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH....
IT IS A GREAT WAY FOR SAMOANS TO LEARN THEIR PAST
AS WELL AS WELL STRENGTHEN THEIR FOUNDATION
AS THEY REACH FOR THE STARS....

- JOSEPH MATUA

 

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My Family History In Samoa

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&
PAST TITLE HOLDERS OF MOEMAI, AND OTHERS

 

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