Governor Joseph Desha Records, 1824-1828

Descriptive Summary

Governor Joseph Desha Records, 1824-1828
Desha, Joseph
2.0 cubic ft.
Finding Aid Author
Tim Tingle
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Governor Joseph Desha served in office from 1824-1828 as a Jeffersonian Republican. Originally from Pennsylvania, Desha resided in Mason county. His occupations were as a Farmer and Soldier. Joseph Desha was elected on a pro-relief platform, and actively supported creation of the New Court. The Old Court/New Court controversy dominated his administration.

Contents of the Collection

Executive Journals

Executive Journal, 1824-1825

  • Volume 1
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Executive Journal, 1825-1828

  • Volume 2
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