Title: Pioneer physicians of Western Pennsylvania: the president's address of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania Author: Davis, Thomas D. Pennsylvania: s.n], 1901
Pg. 48 DR. JAMES FRANCIS was the first physician, not only of Connellsville, but in all the northern section of Fayette County. The earliest mention of his name is found in the County Commissioners’ records of 1787, when he presented a bill for professional attendance on prisoners in the jail at Uniontown (pg. 49).He must have been there a considerable time before this.In 1806 his name is found in the list of voters, and he was also commissioned justice of the peace in the same year.No records are to be found of his life.