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Robert Desha

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Birthplace: Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, United States
Place of Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, United States
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Son of Robert Desha, Jr. and Eleanor Holmes Desha
Husband of Eleanor Desha
Father of Phoebe Ann Smith
Brother of John Desha; Benjamin Desha; Governor Joseph Desha; Nancy Desha; Mary Reese and 6 others

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About Rep. Robert Desha (J-TN)

Captain in War of 1812

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Desha

Robert Desha was an American politician who represented Tennessee's 5th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. He was the brother of U.S. Representative and Kentucky governor Joseph Desha.

He was born near Gallatin, Tennessee on January 14, 1791. He attended the public schools and engaged in mercantile business at Gallatin. On March 12, 1812, he was appointed as a captain in the Twenty-fourth Regiment of the United States Infantry in the War of 1812. He also served as a brevet major before being honorably discharged on June 15, 1815.

He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses. He served from March 4, 1827 to March 3, 1831. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1830 for the Twenty-second Congress. He moved to Mobile, Alabama and continued to engage in mercantile pursuits there until his death on February 6, 1849. He was interred in Magnolia Cemetery. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Desha

Robert Desha(January 14, 1791 - February 6, 1849) was an American politician who represented Tennessee's 5th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Desha was born near Gallatin, Tennessee on January 14, 1791 son of Robert and Elinor Wheeler Desha. He attended the public schools and engaged in mercantile business at Gallatin. Career

On March 12, 1812, Dresha was appointed as a captain in the Twenty-fourth Regiment of the United States Infantry in the War of 1812. He also served as a brevet major before being honorably discharged on June 15, 1815.[1] He married Eleanor Shelby in 1816.[2] They had two daughters, Caroline and Phoebe Ann.[3]

Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses, Dresha served from March 4, 1827 to March 3, 1831.[4] He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1830 for the Twenty-second Congress, moved to Mobile, Alabama and continued to engage in mercantile pursuits there. Death

Desha died on February 6, 1849 (age 58 years, 33 days). He was interred in Magnolia Cemetery. He was the brother of U.S. Representative and Kentucky governor Joseph Desha -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Desha

Robert Desha(January 14, 1791 - February 6, 1849) was an American politician who represented Tennessee's 5th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Desha was born near Gallatin, Tennessee on January 14, 1791 son of Robert and Elinor Wheeler Desha. He attended the public schools and engaged in mercantile business at Gallatin. Career

On March 12, 1812, Dresha was appointed as a captain in the Twenty-fourth Regiment of the United States Infantry in the War of 1812. He also served as a brevet major before being honorably discharged on June 15, 1815.[1] He married Eleanor Shelby in 1816.[2] They had two daughters, Caroline and Phoebe Ann.[3]

Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses, Dresha served from March 4, 1827 to March 3, 1831.[4] He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1830 for the Twenty-second Congress, moved to Mobile, Alabama and continued to engage in mercantile pursuits there. Death

Desha died on February 6, 1849 (age 58 years, 33 days). He was interred in Magnolia Cemetery. He was the brother of U.S. Representative and Kentucky governor Joseph Desha

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Rep. Robert Desha (J-TN)'s Timeline

1791
January 14, 1791
Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
1816
1816
Age 24
1821
August 25, 1821
Age 30
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, United States
1849
February 6, 1849
Age 58
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, United States
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Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, United States