Benjamin Desha was an American soldier and politician. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. In 1822, Desha was appointed a receiver of public moneys by President James Monroe for the Arkansas Territory and moved there from Kentucky. He died on November 21, 1835.
- Herndon, Dallas Tabor (1922). A Centennial History of Arkansas. Southern Historical Press. p. 752. ISBN 978-0-89308-068-6.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 104.
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