Samiuela Tufunga

Brief Life History of Samiuela

When Samiuela Tufunga was born about 1823, in Ha'alaufuli, Vava'u, Tonga, his father, Mahe Toutai, was 35 and his mother, Mele Luni, was 32. He married 'Amelia 'Ofakimala'e in 1843. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died about 1889, in Hancock, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Hancock, Virginia, United States.

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Samiuela Tufunga
'Amelia 'Ofa Kimala'e
Marriage: about 1843
Vili Paletu'a Tufunga
Sela Tupou Tufunga
Heamasi Tufunga
Sisilia Finau Tufunga
Sione Katoa Tufunga
Tu'ihalamaka Tufunga
Ane Tufunga
Ma'ata Manu Tufunga

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    1825 · The Crimes Act

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

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