Low, Francis

Born: 1813-09-28 Lancaster, Massachusetts

Died: 1906-01-22 Illinois

Flourished: 1836-1906 Mason County, Illinois

Low received an education in Massachusetts, and at eighteen years of age, he moved with his brothers who were merchants in Louisville. They later moved to Cincinnati and then St. Louis before settling in Havana, Illinois, in 1836. A Whig, Low was appointed deputy sheriff of Tazewell County in 1838, and when Mason County was created from part of Tazewell, he was elected as the first sheriff of the new county. Low was also a farmer. He was married twice and had three children.

Proceedings of Whig Convention at Pekin, Illinois regarding Candidates for Congress; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 412, 769; Gravestone, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, IL.