JONAS B. DENNY, dealer in drugs and druggists' sundries, was born in Washington County, Indiana, March 12, 1844. He is a son of Christopher H. and Phoebe (Wright) Denny, who were both natives of the same county as himself.
Jonas was educated in Washington County, and there resided on a farm till 1862, when he enlisted in Company E, Fifth Indiana Cavalry, of the Ninetieth Regiment, and remained in service till June, 1865. He was then mustered out, as regimental bugler, having been in many important battles, after which he returned to his native county.
In the spring of 1866 he came to Missouri, and located in Holt County, and was engaged in farming till 1872, when he located in Corning and embarked in the mercantile trade, as one of the firm of Denny Brothers & Co. They continued to sell goods in that town for two years, when they moved their stock to Milton, Atchison County. In 1878 Mr. Denny sold his interest and came to Mound City, since which time he has been engaged in selling drugs, having occupied his present place of business, in Meyer's Opera House, since October 26, 1881. He is also agent for the Buckeye reaper and mower.
He is a member of Mound City Lodge, No. 294, A. F. and A. M. Mr. Denny was married December 16, 1869, to Miss Mariah L. Rayhill, a daughter of Jacob Rayhill, who was a native of Indiana. Her mother's maiden name was Margaret Morris, also a native of Indiana. Mrs. Denny was born in Washington County, March 28, 1849, and came to Holt County, Missouri, in the year 1865. They have a family ot three child en : Orrie E., Arthur J. and Nell K. Mr. and Mrs. D. are members of the Christian Church.
Source: "History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882" transcribed by Karyn.