Biographical Sketch of P. D. Francis
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P. D. FRANCIS was born April 10, 1829, in this county. He is a son of Stephen and Nancy (Martin) Francis; both parents were born in Virginia. The father died in 1839, aged seventy. The mother died in 1849, aged sixty-eight. Our subject was raised on his father’s farm where he remained till the age of twenty-one; he then lived on a rented, farm two years, after which he bought a farm of 200 acres, where he remained about four years; he then sold that farm and came to his present locality; the first year he worked at the tannery; he then returned to Elkton Precinct and worked on his farm till February, 1871, when he came to his present farm, where he has since resided. He owns 200 acres where he lives, also fifty acres land elsewhere. He was married in 1850 to Susan Stokes, daughter of Armstrong and Susan Stokes of Todd County; these parents had eleven children-eight of whom are now living-six sons and two daughters. Mr. Francis is a member of the Baptist Church.