Joseph Holmes Desha

Joseph Holmes Desha

Birth
Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 Oct 1842 (aged 73)
Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 6945014 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Kentucky Governor. After settling in Mason City, Kentucky in 1792, he fought in the Indian wars of 1794 and served as a Major General in the Kentucky militia during the War of 1812. He was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, (1799- 1802), a member of the Kentucky State Senate, (1803-07) and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, (1807-19). In 1824, he was elected as a Republican the 9th Governor of Kentucky, serving until 1828. After his term, he retired to his farm until his death at age 73.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6945014
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Holmes Desha (9 Dec 1768–11 Oct 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6945014, citing Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .