Hon'ble W. F. Desausure, died in Col'a So. Ca. March 21, 1870, aged 78 years. The deceased was a prominent man in Columbia for a period of Fifty years. he was from the Desaussures, who were expelled from France, by the Revocation of the Edict of Nantz, and who sought on the shores of America, a religlous toleration. They were known as The Huguenots... served the State of South Carolina, for many successive terms in the Legislature of the State, was a member of the U. S. Senate... He was a member of the Columbia Bar (Lawyers) for a long time, and when he died was the oldest member in practice, as well as in age.... He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was esteemed an acceptable member. So much for Mr. Dessausure whom the writer esteemed as a Citizen, but for the Family Aristocracy, the writer had an unqualified aversion and contempt.
His granddaughter, Miss Constance Burroughs, died in Columbia, SC Septmber 30, 1861.