A Founder of D.A.R.

Maxwell & Mill Sts., Lexington, KY


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"Mary Desha, one of four founders of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1890, taught public school here, 1875-1885. Designer of society's seal. Taught in Alaska schools, returned to Washington, successfully advocated reforms. Granddaughter of Joseph Desha, Kentucky's tenth governor. Born, Lexington, 1850. Died, Washington, 1911. Buried, Lexington Cemetery."

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  • April 25, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger