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Ahio Scott Watt reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: CB W34

Scope and Contents

The collection (1802-1835) contains Watt's personal and family reminiscences.

The reminiscences are a hand-written account of members of the Watt family, beginning in 1802 with Watt's grandparents, and including an account of the trip to Missouri. The 1848 trip to Oregon is not included in the reminiscences.

The reminiscences were written in 1890.


  • Creation: 1802-1835


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

Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848, who he became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory.

"Watt was born in Knox County, Ohio, on January 15, 1824. At the age of 14, he went with his parents to Sullivan County, Missouri, where he made his home until March, 1848, when the Watt family crossed the plains to Oregon, settling near the present town of Amity, in Yamhill County. Watt later acquired land and engaged in farming. He also taught school for some time.

In 1884 he became land and tax agent of the Southern Pacific railroad and later of the O.R. and N. lines as well, keeping this position for twenty years. He became a member of the Oregon Pioneer Association soon after its organization in 1873, and also of the Oregon Historical Society."

On July 23, 1850, he married Mary Elizabeth Elder, who was also an Oregon pioneer.

[Source: Oregonian, Obituaries, May 16, 1909]


0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848 who became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory. The collection (1802-1835) contains Watt's personal and family reminiscences.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Ahio S. Watt at Special Collections and University Archives include: Ahio S. Watt description of school district boundaries, CA 1857 Mar 24.

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

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1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA