Desha, Joseph, 1768-1842

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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

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Pope, John, 1770-1845. John Pope letter, 1827 Feb. 10. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
creatorOf Desha, Joseph, 1768-1842. Joseph Desha : miscellaneous papers, 1814-1824. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf South, Samuel. Samuel South letter : 1825. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Lillard family. Lillard family : papers, 1801-1925 (bulk 1842-1855). The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Appointments by the governor - military appointments, 1824-1828. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Thurman, Edward C., 1882-1950. Collection, 1788-1870. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Jacobs, John Williams, Collector. Isaac Shelby : papers, 1792-1893. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Appointments by the governor - civil appointments, 1824-1828. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Taylor-Cannon family. Taylor-Cannon family papers, 1741-1949. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Subunit history. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Mackoy family. Mackoy family papers, 1784-1943. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Governor's correspondence, 1824-1828. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Joseph Desha and John R. Desha Papers, 1773-1871, (bulk 1800-1855) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Desha, Joseph, 1768-1842. Joseph Desha and John R. Desha papers, 1773-1871 (bulk 1800-1855). Library of Congress
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Enrolled bills, 1824-1828. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Daviess, Joseph Hamilton, 1774-1811. Joseph Hamilton Daviess : papers, 1780-1856. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Military correspondence, 1824-1828. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Apprehension of fugitives from justice papers, 1824-1828 (bulk 1824-1825, 1828). Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Petitions for pardons and remissions, 1824-1828. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Executive journals, 1824-1828. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn Bodley family. Bodley family papers, 1773-1939. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Rogers family. Rogers-Woodson family : papers, 1789-1890. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha). Letter book, 1824-1826. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Desha, Joseph, 1768-1842. Papers, 1825. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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associatedWith Bodley family. family
correspondedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850 person
associatedWith Daviess, Joseph Hamilton, 1774-1811. person
associatedWith Desha, John R., 1804-1878. person
associatedWith Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. person
associatedWith Jacobs, John Williams, Collector. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Richard M. (Richard Mentor), 1781-1850 person
correspondedWith Kendall, Amos, 1789-1869 person
associatedWith Kentucky. Circuit court (Hardin Co.) corporateBody
associatedWith Kentucky. Governor (1824-1828 : Desha) corporateBody
associatedWith Lillard family. family
associatedWith Mackoy family. family
correspondedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
correspondedWith Pope, John, 1770-1845. person
associatedWith South, Samuel. person
associatedWith Taylor-Cannon family. person
associatedWith Thurman, Edward C., 1882-1950. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith Wickliffe, C. A. (Charles Anderson), 1788-1869. person
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Washington (D.C.)
South America
Kentucky
Arkansas
Washington (D.C.)
Kentucky
United States
Kentucky
Arkansas
United States
United States
South America
Subject
Slavery
Medicine--Kentucky
Agriculture
Presidents--Election--1816
Wills
Presidents--United States--Election--1816
Agriculture--Arkansas
Slavery--United States
Surveys
Governor--Correspondence
Deeds
Medicine
Occupation
Governors--Kentucky
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Kentucky
Physicians
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Birth 1768-12-09

Death 1842-10-11

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