Henry William DeSaussure

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Henry William DeSaussure, son of Daniel DeSaussure and Mary McPherson, was born at Pocotaligo, Jasper Co., South Carolina, 16 August 1763.1 He died at Columbia, Richland Co., South Carolina, 26 March 1839.1

Henry married Elizabeth Ford, daughter of Jacob Ford and Theodosia Johnes, at Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey, 26 May 1785.2

Henry served in the revolution at the siege of Charleston, studied law in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the bar in 1784. He was a member of the South Carolina Convention and South Carolina legisature in 1791, and served for four months as the second director of the United States Mint. He was elected Chancellor of South Carolina and served for twenty years.

He and Elizabeth had 12 children. For more information about Henry William DeSaussure, please see this Wikipedia article.3


Elizabeth Ford b. 14 Sep 1767, d. 9 Sep 1821
This person was last edited on24 May 2015


  1. [S1323] Wikipedia Contributors, "Henry William de Saussure," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_William_de_Saussure[:WEB] (accessed Feb 2015).
  2. [S56] First Presbyterian Church, History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N. J. Part II: The Combined Registers, from 1742 to 1885 (Morristown, New Jersey: Banner Steam Print, 1931), 59, 75, further cited as First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers.
  3. [S2006] Elizabeth Cobb Stewart, The Descendants of Andrew Ford of Weymouth, Massachusetts: Part I: The First Six Generations (Montpelier, Vermont: Capital City Press, 1968), 49, further cited as Stewart, Descendants of Andrew Ford.
  4. [S56] First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers, 59.