Scope and Contents
The collection consists of Jonathan Limerick Moore's diary, as well family histories compiled by Fay Hampton Robinson on the Hamptons and the Dillards.
Jonathan Limerick Moore's diary describes his journey from Missouri to Oregon. Moore describes his duties as trail boss and daily experience.
The Hampton family history is divided into five sections:
"John Jacob Hampton and family" details the journey of John Jacob Hampton from Kentucky to Oregon in 1845, possibly on the infamous Meek's Cutoff journey.
"John Douglas Hampton family and descendants" includes with a genealogy of the family of John Jacob Hampton's son, John Douglas, up to 1964, with reminiscences of her grandfather (John Douglas) by Fay Hampton Robinson.
"William and Eleanor Limerick Moore family" describes the descendants of William and Eleanor Limerick Moore, parents of Jonathan Limerick Moore, with particular attention to daughter Sarah Ann Moore, Robinson's great-aunt.
The fourth section is a recipe for "Old Time Cream Pie and Sweet Dumplings" credited to Elizabeth Fickle Hampton. Finally, a fifth miscellaneous section consists of excerpts from "stories and incidents as related by persons who were on the Meek's Cut Off and the Lost Wagon Train of 1845" among others.
Also included is a draft of Robinson's history of the Dillard family, from George Dillard's journey to Virginia in 1648 to the life of Robinson's maternal grandfather, William Renshaw Dillard (1831-1908). Robinson is primarily concerned with the Dillard families movement to and settling of what became Lane County.
There is also a single, handwritten page of notes on the life of Sarah Winter Moore, daughter of Jonathan Limerick Moore.
Three tintype prints of family members are also included.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Fay Hampton Robertson, compiler of the family histories held in the collection, was the daughter of Laura Henrietta Dillard and Horace Hampton. A resident of Eugene, Oregon, she took it upon herself to record her family's stories after retiring from her career as an elementary school principal.
The son of William and Eleanor Limerick Moore, Jonathan Limerick Moore (1830-1862) was a pioneer and diarist who traveled from Missouri to Oregon, March 3 to Sept. 16, 1852. His sister, Sarah Ann Moore (1828-1855) also travelled to Oregon, in 1853, where she started a small school in what is now the Masonic cemetery.
0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
Fay Hampton Robertson compiled histories of the Moore, Hampton, and Dillard branches of her family. The collection consists of typewritten copies of those histories as well as the trail diary of Jonathan Limerick Moore (1830-1862).
Collection processed by staff. Photographs processed by Megan Dazey.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Diaries Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Dillard family
- Dillard, George, approximately 1625-
- Family histories Subject Source: Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon -- Lane County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hampton family
- Hampton, John Douglas
- Hampton, John Jacob
- Lane County (Or.) -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- Meek's Cutoff (Or.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Moore family
- Moore, Sarah Ann
- Moore, Sarah Winter
- Oregon -- Biography Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Oregon Territory -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Overland journals Subject Source: Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing
- Overland journeys to the Pacific Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Pioneers Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Pioneers -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pioneers -- Oregon -- Diaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pioneers -- Oregon -- Lane County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tintypes Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Women Pioneers -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Moore, Hampton, Dillard Family Papers
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- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Austin Munsell
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- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).