Jonathan Denny second son of Thomas and Rachael Denny was born in 1724 and married Sarah Devy who was born in Devonshire by whom he had twelve children He resided some time in Dunkirk France as tanner with his brother Samuel but came to England in 1774 soon after the death of his father to receive his legacy and then left for America, arriving September 5, 1774 in Middletown, Connecticut. The next year he sent over for his family six of whom had died previous to this date They settled in Connecticut and left many descendants Miss Mary Denny his youngest daughter related that when she arrived in America she was three years old and heard her Uncle Samuel who accompanied them say that the pilot who met and brought them to Philadelphia told them of the destruction of tea in Boston Harbor (Genealogy of the Denny family in England and America descendants of John Denny of Combs, Suffolk, England in 1439. Leicester, Mass. : C.C. Denny, 1866)
Jonathan was a tanner and leather currier and a native of Suffolk, England (Frank Farnsworth Starr papers, Middlesex County Historical Society, Middletown, Ct. and monumental inscription from Mortimer Cemetery, Middletown). Jonathan made his first purchase of land in Middletown 4/8/1780, second purchase 10/30/1783. (Starr papers). Jonathan and his som Thomas' property in Middletown adjoined each other's in an area known as Denny Hollow. (Starr papers). Jonathan may have had a brother named Samuel, also a currier, who died in Middletown prior to 10/28/1796, aged 74 (Middlesex Gazette as cited in Starr papers). Buried Mortimer Cemetery, Middletown, Ct. (Starr papers). While sources state Jonathan was the son of Rachel, they also state she died in 1719 while Jonathan was born 1724, so I have concluded that Sarah is his mother.
World Family Tree # 5738 indicates he may also have been a butcher. He retired in 1807 (Ziebarth, John. Direct connections : Ziebarth-McGill ancestry. New York : Ziemag Publishing, 1997, pg. 91).