Daniel Coleman DeJarnette, Sr.

Daniel Coleman DeJarnette ( born October 18, 1822 Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia; † August 20, 1881 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1859 and 1861 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Daniel DeJarnette was born on the estate Spring Grove Manor in Caroline County. He initially enjoyed a private school and then attended Bethany College in present-day West Virginia. In the following years he worked in agriculture. At the same time he embarked on a political career. From 1853 to 1858 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1860 was DeJarnette as an independent candidate for the third constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Caskie on March 4, 1859. He was confirmed in 1860, though, no longer took up his mandate March 4, 1861 due to the spin-off of his state but to. His time as an MP was determined by the events in the immediate run-up to the Civil War.

DeJarnette joined the Confederacy and was 1862-1865 deputy in the Congress. In 1871, he acted as an intermediary in a border dispute between the states of Virginia and Maryland. He died on August 20, 1881 in White Sulphur Springs.