Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Norman Francis was a temperance advocate and early promoter of Huron, Illinois. In February 1836, he was secretary of the Springfield Juvenile Temperance Society. In June of the same year, Francis was among those selling lots in the town of Huron.
Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 20 February 1836, 2:2; 18 June 1836, 2:7.