Hezekiah Patton Head, b. April 22, 1843; d. June 13, 1912, Scott County, VA. He was son of George and Malinis Gilliam Head. He married (1) Martha E. Wininger in 1864. Martha was born october 3, 1841 and died March 4, 1901.
Children of Hezekiah Head and Martha Wininger were:
Elbert R. Head, b. July 11, 1867; d. Sept 3, 1898
Nancy M. Head, b. April 24, 1869; d. January 11, 1871
Phillip Head, b. October 10, 1870; d. November 19, 1881
William Jeff Head, b. March 8, 1872; d. January 11, 1882
Parilee Head, b. January 6, 1874; d. September 13, 1933
George B. Head, b. February 2, 1876; d. 1914
Wilburn Patton Head, b. January 27, 1879; d. July 14, 1922
Julia C. Head, b. January 31, 1880; d. 1893
Henderson H. Head, b. July 10, 1882; d. November 27, 1936
He married (2) Sallie A. Johnson and had one child, Portia Head, b. 1907.
Fought in Civil War, Confederate Army, 1st Company B, 21st Battalion; 64th VA Mounted Infantry, Company C
Submitted by Debbie Hunt
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Hi I was wondering if you have a death record on Hezekiah Head Not that I am questioing you info. just want to verify something for another cousin.
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Without a lot of digging, the document below was transcribed from the “Scott County newspaper”. The transcribed copy was with pictures and other things passed down through my family.
SQUIRE H. P. HEAD DEAD
Splendid Citizen Buried Saturday by Masonic Fraternity
On last Thursday, June 13 (1912), H. P. Head died at his home below Speers Ferry. His death is deeply regretted by all who knew him, for Scott county had no better man nor better citizen. Everybody loved and admired “Uncle Kire Head” as he was familiarly called…. He was buried Saturday by the Masonic Fraternity from the Rye Cove, Clinchport, Gate City, and Flat Rock Lodges.
Hezekiah P. Head was born in Scott County, VA, April 22, 1843; died June 13, 1912, and was therefore a little over 69 years of age. His father and mother were George and Malenis Head, who were among the best citizens of our county before the Civil War. He is survived by only one sister of this family, Mrs. Malinda Johnson, widow of General R. Johnson of Missouri, and mother of J. H. Peters, cashier of The Peoples National Bank at this place. He was of Scotch-Irish descent, his grandparents having been among the Watauga and North Carolina settlers who took an active part in the Revolution.
Being a young man when the Civil War came and feeling he could best serve his native Southland, he joined the Southern Army, but like all good citizens was glad to see peace restored and his country saved. Just after the war, he was married to Miss Martha E. Wininger, with whom he lived happily until her death a few years ago. To this marriage, the following children were born: Elbert Head, deceased, Mrs. Paralee Head Darter, Surgoinsville, Tennessee; George B. Head, Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia; W. P. Head, Willow, Kentucky; and H. H. Head, Bristol. They are among the very finest business men of this section; they are highly esteemed and very successful. A few years ago, Mr. Head was again married to Miss Sallie A. Johnson, and to this marriage one daughter, Portia, now 5 years old, was born. Mr. Head early in life joined the Missionary Baptist Church, was one of the strong men of his church and always lived a most consistent Christian life. He was a successful business man and accumulated a good estate, and was careful, honest, and straightforward in all his business affairs. He was looked upon as a leading man of this community. He stood for good citizenship and was himself a fine example of what a good citizen should be. Everybody was his friend, for he had no enemies. No person ever went to his home without receiving the most friendly consideration and sharing his hospitalities…..