I have an ancestor who was born in Virginia, married in Mississippi, and lived and died in Harris Co., Texas. At the age of 33, he appears in the 1850 census for Harris County, Texas, where his occupation is listed as Master Schooner. Besides his wife and child, a sailor from England is living in his house. The family lived around Lynchburg, Texas, along the coast of Galveston Bay. In the 1860 census, this man's occupation is Magistrate. Is there any way I could find out the name of the schooner that he was master of? I have done a lot of genealogical and historical research, but not with vessel and maritime records. I live near the National Archives in College Park and could come in to do the research there or go downtown to the Mall, but I need a viable research plan. Thanks.