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Francis, Charles B.

Born: 1799-10-30 Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Died: 1843-10-10 Jacksonville, Illinois

Francis married Roxanna Goodrich in Massachusetts. In 1835, they had two living children and moved to Springfield, Illinois. Francis was in the business of manufacturing cabinet furniture with his brother Josiah Francis. Charles Francis united with others in building fifteen miles of the Northern Cross Railroad to extend the Toledo, Wabash and Western Railroad from New Berlin, Illinois, to Springfield, Illinois.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 316-17; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sangamon County, IL.