T. W. HEAD was born November 11,
1857 in Eutaw, Limestone County, Texas. He was married December 24, 1876, to
Miss Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth Johnson. Four children, three boys and
one girl, have been born to them. He was raised by Baptist parents,
Thomas S. Head and Temperance "Tempy" S. Bullard
taught him to beware of false teachers. With this view in mind he was
not disposed to give credence to those who did not preach the doctrine
believed by his parents.
He was a man with a family before
he heard a Christian preacher. In 1881 in Brown County, Texas, he was
taught the truth by Bro. Bill Alexander and baptized by him April 5,
1881. Immediately he began active public work in the church and soon
developed into a gospel preacher.
For a time he worked on the farm
and preached, but as he developed in the work, more of his time was
given to the ministry of the Word. At one time his remuneration was so
small that he decided to quit the work of preaching all the time, and
give his attention to secular work, and so wrote Bro. Levy Speer.
Brother Speer being from home, his wife answered and insisted that he
could not, would not be approved by the Master should he cease to preach
Many have been led to Christ by
this man of God, who is devoted his time and talent to the cause of
Thomas Wesley Head passed from
this life October 5, 1918 in Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas. He
buried next to his wife in the plot where his parents are buried.
-Adapted from Nichol's, "Gospel Preachers Who
Blazed The Trail."
Directions To The
Grave Of T.W. Head
Thomas W. Head is buried in the small west Texas town of Rising
Star. Just north of town on Hwy. 183 as soon as you pass Carter St.
(which is on your left) turn to the first right and head east of
town to the cemetery on the edge of town. The cemetery will be on
your left. Go to the center of the cemetery and begin searching
between the main entrance (where the cemetery sign is) and begin
working your way back to the right(east). You will find the plots of both
Head and his wife Margaret Elizabeth. (1834-1914) Also buried next
to the Heads are his parents. Also be sure to visit the grave of
another restoration preacher in the cemetery, Ike P. Scarborough.
Acc. to 14ft.
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Grave Faces West
Blessed Are The Dead
Who Die In Christ