John W. DeJarnette died Monday, January 23, 1899, at his home in Crittenden, Ky., at the advanced age of 80 years. He was born in Harrison County, February 18, 1818. His father was a Virginian by birth, of French descent, and came to this state when but 6 years of age, locating in Madison County. J. W. DeJarnette was married in 1838, and came to Grant County and with his wife located here. To this union nine children were born. His first wife died in 1888, and he was again married in 1890 to Mrs. Lutie A. Williams, of Crittenden, where he lived until the time of his death. In 1853 he was elected Sheriff of Grant County by the Democrats. He joined the Baptist Church early in life. Burial in Williamstown Cemetery, Williamstown, Ky.
The Williamstown Cemetery - A History of its Inhabitants
Published by the Grant County Ky Historical Society, 1987