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Filson, John 1747-

Pioneer; born in Chester county, Pa., in 1747; purchased a onethird interest in the site of Cincinnati, which he called Losantiville. While exploring the country in the neighborhood of Losantiville he disappeared and it is supposed was killed by hostile Indians, about 1788. He was the author of The discovery, settlement, and present State of Kentucky; A topographical description of the Western Territory of North America; Diary of a journey from Philadelphia to Vincennes, Ind., in 1785, etc.

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