Born: 1797-08-23 Shelby County, Kentucky
Died: 1841-03-21 Sangamon County, Illinois
Flourished: 1834-1841 Sangamon County, Illinois
Taylor married Nancy Jackson in 1821 in Kentucky, and together they had seven children. They moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1834, where Francis was engaged in agriculture. In 1837, he was one of the residents who pledged funding to secure the move of the state capital from Vandalia to Springfield.
Bond of Thomas Mather and Others for the State of Illinois; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 702; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 48.