Desha, Joseph, 1768-1842

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1768-12-09
Death 1842-10-11

Biographical notes:

Joseph Desha, soldier and politician, and his son, John R. Desha, physician.

From the description of Joseph Desha and John R. Desha papers, 1773-1871 (bulk 1800-1855). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82042256

Governor of Kentucky, 1824-1828.

From the description of Joseph Desha : miscellaneous papers, 1814-1824. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49217464

Biographical Note

Joseph Desha

  • 1768, Dec. 9: Born, Monroe County, Pa.
  • 1784 - 1789 : Fought against Indians in Tennessee
  • 1789: Married Margaret Bledsoe
  • 1794 - 1795 : Fought against Indians under Gen. Anthony Wayne and William Henry Harrison
  • 1797: Member, Kentucky House of Representatives, also served in 1799-1802
  • 1802 - 1807 : Member, Kentucky State Senate
  • 1806: Commissioned major general, Kentucky militia
  • 1807 - 1819 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1813: Fought at Battle of Thames River, Ontario, Canada
  • 1824 - 1828 : Governor of Kentucky
  • 1842, Oct. 12: Died, Georgetown, Ky.

John R. Desha

  • 1804, June 24: Born, Mason Co., Ky.
  • circa 1821 - circa 1825 : Attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.
  • 1825 - 1878 : Practiced medicine in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Kentucky
  • 1838: Married Mary Curry
  • 1878, July 27: Died, Georgetown, Ky.

From the guide to the Joseph Desha and John R. Desha Papers, 1773-1871, (bulk 1800-1855), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Slavery
  • Medicine--Kentucky
  • Agriculture
  • Presidents--Election--1816
  • Wills
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1816
  • Agriculture--Arkansas
  • Slavery--United States
  • Surveys
  • Governor--Correspondence
  • Deeds
  • Medicine

Occupations:

  • Governors--Kentucky
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Kentucky
  • Physicians

Places:

  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Arkansas (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Arkansas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)