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Robert Desha, Sr
Birth: Jan. 14, 1791
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1849
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) 
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  Phoebe Ann Desha Smith (1821 - 1871)*
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Magnolia Cemetery
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Niolon Lot, Square 8
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Record added: May 10, 2002
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Robert Desha, Sr
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