Mary H. Chestnut Reynolds was born on 19 Mar 1837 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA a child of George Reynolds and Mary Cox Chestnut Reynolds.
M H C Reynolds was counted in the census on 11 Nov 1850 in Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 13-year-old, female, white. Also in the home was; M C Reynolds, Emma C Reynolds, S E Reynolds, E C Reynolds, E S Reynolds.
M R Desaussure was counted in the census on 14 Sep 1860 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 23-year-old, female, white. Also in the home was H W Desaussure, G R Desaussure, J M Desaussure, and L B Desaussure.
May R Desaussure was counted in the census on 09 Jun 1900 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA, as a 63-year-old, female, widowed, white, head of household. Also in the home was her sons; Richard C Desaussure and John M Desaussure; her grandchildren, Sally C Desaussure, Mary C Desaussure, and John M Desaussure, Jr.; her nephew, Henry W Davis; her cousins, J Caleb Clarke, Sallie B Clarke and Haddie B Clarke; and her servant, Judy Aaron.
She died on 06 Sep 1903 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA. She was buried on 08 Sep 1903 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Quaker Cemetery.
DIED IN ATLANTA
Body of Mrs. Henry DeSaussure Brought to Camden.
Special to The State.
Camden. Sept. 9. – The news of the death of Mrs. Henry W. DeSaussure of Atlanta on the 6th inst. caused heartfelt sorrow and regret among her large family connection and many friends in Camden. The remains of Mrs. DeSaussure were brought here on Tuesday, the funeral taking place at 6 p.m. on that day. The impressive services were conducted by Bishop Beckwith of Georgia, a personal friend of the deceased. Many were the tributes of flowers offered by relatives and friends which decorated the last resting place of the deceased.
Mrs. DeSaussure, although for many years a resident of Atlanta, was a native of Camden, a daughter of the late Dr. George Reynolds and the widow of the late Capt. Henry W. DeSaussure, who was killed at Fraser’s Farm on June 3, 1862, while gallantly leading his company to an attack. She leaves four sons surviving her – Messrs. George R. DeSaussure, John M. DeSaussure, Blanding DeSaussure and Champion DeSaussure, who with their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeSaussure of Memphis, and Mr. Henry Davis, accompanied the remains to Camden.
Mrs. DeSaussure’s four sons, Mr. Charles DeSaussure, her brother-in-law, and Mr. Henry Davis, her nephew, acted as pallbearers.
On June 19 1914, Mary R Reynolds Desaussure was mentioned as the mother in the death record of John McPherson Desaussure .
On January 27, 1928, Mary Reynolds was mentioned as the mother in the death record of George Reynolds Desaussure.
On September 15, 1933, Mary Reynolds was mentioned as the mother in the death record of Richard Champion Desaussure.
On January 20, 1936, Mary Reynolds was mentioned as the mother in the death record of Douglas Blanding Desaussure.