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William Ford DeSaussure
Birth: Feb. 22, 1792
Death: Mar. 13, 1870

U.S. Senator. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he graduated from Harvard University in 1810, studied law, admitted to the bar, then proceeded to practiced law in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina. He was a member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 1846 and judge of the chancery court, in 1847. In 1852, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of R. Barnwell Rhett, serving until 1853. After his term, he resumed the practice of law and was a trustee of South Carolina College, until his death at age 78 in Columbia, South Carolina. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Jones Davie DeSaussure (1793 - 1854)*
 
 Children:
  Eliza Gabriella DeSaussure Burroughs (1815 - 1896)*
  Sarah Jones DeSaussure Boykin (1817 - 1893)*
  Henry Bolivar DeSaussure (1824 - 1848)*
  Allen Jones DeSaussure (1828 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Churchyard
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8066711
William Ford DeSaussure
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William Ford DeSaussure
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William Ford DeSaussure
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I believe a family member of yours was also killed in battle on the Rose Farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 22, 2016

- St Clair
 Added: Feb. 1, 2015
Thank you for your service
- Julious
 Added: Dec. 9, 2012
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