Amos Clift, Jr. was born in Connecticut and came to California in 1850. He joined with Robert M. Folger as commission merchants
in Sacramento, but he left the partnership in April 1851; Folger sued Clift in 1852. After this, Clift made at least one
trip to Tahiti, then settled in San Francisco. After his term as lighthouse keeper on the Farallon Islands, he returned to
Connecticut. He served in the Union army in the Civil War, married Hannah Morse in 1861, and died in Washington, DC in 1887.
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