Francis Stebbins Bartow was born in Savannah Georgia on September 6, 1816 and died at the Battle of Mannassas on July 26, 1861. He was the second son of Dr. Theodosius Bartow. He married Miss L. Berrien, daughter of the Honorable John McPherson Berrien. He had no children. He did have a brother John (did not marry),sister Wihelmina, and sister Theodosia.
He was a lawyer and a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, but not Mayor of Savannah.