The Road to Civil War

Daniel C. De Jarnette

(October 18, 1822 — August 20, 1881) Daniel Coleman De Jarnette, a Representative from Virginia; born at "Spring Grove Manor,'' near Bowling Green, Caroline County, Va., October 18, 1822; studied under a private teacher and attended Bethany College, Bethany, Va. (now West Virginia); engaged in agricultural pursuits; served in the Virginia state house of representatives 1853-1858; elected as an Independent Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); reelected to the Thirty-seventh Congress, but did not present his credentials; Representative from Virginia to the First and Second Confederate Congresses 1862-1865; was an arbitrator in 1871 to define the boundary line between Maryland and Virginia; died at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, W.Va., August 20, 1881; interment in private burying ground on his estate, ``Spring Grove,'' Caroline County, Va. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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