Francis, Charles B.

b. October 30, 1799, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts; d. October 10, 1843, in Jacksonville, Illinois. Francis married Roxanna Goodrich. 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 Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield: E. A. Wilson and Company, 1876), 316.