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Robert Desha
Birth: Jan. 14, 1791
Gallatin
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1849
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA

US Congressman. Born near Gallatin, Tennessee, he had an elementary education and was active as a merchant. During the War of 1812 he served as a captain in the 24th Regiment, US Infantry, and was brevetted a major before his honorable discharge in 1815. In 1826, with no law degree or prior political experience, Desha ran as a Jacksonian to represent Tennessee's 5th District in the US House of Representatives; he was elected to the Twentieth and Twenty-First Congresses, serving from 1827 to 1831. He refused to seek a third term and moved to Mobile, Alabama, where he resumed his career as a merchant until his death. He was the younger brother of US Congressman and Kentucky Governor Joseph Desha. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Niolon Lot, Square 8
 
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Record added: May 10, 2002
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Honoring the son of Robert Desha, DAR Ancestor Number A032088, and Elinor Wheeler: his father was one of the Heroes who fought at the Battle of King's Mountain.
- Vonnie Cantrell
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
During the War of 1812 he served as a captain in the 24th Regiment, US Infantry, and was brevetted a major before his honorable discharge in 1815.
- Scrappy
 Added: Aug. 9, 2013
May GOD Bless You!::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men are equal but that every man has th...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 31, 2013
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