Schooner "John Oliver"

I'm looking for any information on the schooner "John Oliver" that may have been Captained by Samuel Clark (1830-1858; my Great-Great Grandfather) somewhere around 1850 to 1858. Any information or possible sources of historical records would be much appreciated.


David Alden
Tallahassee, FL

RE: Schooner "John Oliver"

My ggg- and my gggg-grandfathers were both named Samuel Clark and both were sailors. I have information about Samuel Clark the younger (the one I think you are looking for), including information about the ships he sailed on. I believe he died at sea while captain of the John Oliver in 1858.

Here's a link to my family tree at You can email from reach me via email from there:

Hope to hear from you soon.

Claudia Alden Case
San Carlos, CA