Robert Desha, III (1791 - 1849)

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Birthplace: Gallatin, Tennessee
Death: Died in Mobile, Alabama
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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

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Robert Desha, III, US Congress's Timeline

1791
1791
Gallatin, Tennessee
1816
1816
Age 25
1849
1849
Age 58
Mobile, Alabama
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KY, USA