John R. Head, of the firm of Head & Montgomery, liverymen of Brownsville, was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., March 27, 1844, son , of John R. and Eliza J. (Thomson) Head, of Mississippi and Tennessee respectively.
Our subject was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. In 1863 he went to West Tennessee and engaged in stock business until 1870, when he began keeping a livery stable. He has met with fair success in all his undertakings, and as he started in life with nothing but what nature bestowed upon him, deserves much credit for his success. He owns considerable property in Brownsville, and in his political views affiliates with the Democratic party. He belongs to the K. of P. fraternity.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.