Benjamin Desha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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.[1]

Benjamin Desha is the namesake of Desha County, Arkansas.[2]


  1. ^ Herndon, Dallas Tabor (1922). A Centennial History of Arkansas. Southern Historical Press. p. 752. ISBN 978-0-89308-068-6. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 104.