in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1495 words.
Donelson, John (c. 1718–1725–11 April 1786), land speculator and explorer, was born in Somerset County, Maryland, the son of John Donelson, a merchant and seaman, and Catherine Davis....