In the early 1800s, Morris Scanlan, an Irish immigrant, had a son named Jeremiah Matinee Scanlan in Boston, Massachusetts. Jeremiah became a merchant marine who married Helen Fa'ate'i Tagaloa Leiata'atimu, the daughter of a Samoan high chief in 1836. Jeremiah and Helen went on to have 7 children..one of whom was a son named George Scanlan. George married Velonika (Veronica) Tuifea Tu'uaiga in 1886 and had a son named Andrew Scanlan. George married Velonika (Veronica) Tuifea Tu'uaiga in 1886
"Samoan Feast". View of men and women seated on verandah floor with food laid out. Fanny Stevenson, wife of Robert Louis Stevenson, is seated at the far end. One of a set of mounted prints from Rev. William Huckett. Stamped A J Tattersall. Tattersall was resident in Samoa from 1886 to 1951. He sold the business in 1949, but all original negatives were destroyed in the Samoan hurricane of 1966.