Dec. 6, 1839 Little Compton Newport County Rhode Island, USA
Mar. 29, 1915 Galveston Galveston County Texas, USA
Brother of Abel Head "Shanghai" and a cattleman in his own right. After seeing what happened to his brother and the town of Pierce, he was so glad to see the railroad come that he wanted to name the town "Thank God" but the name was rejected by the Post Office and they settled on Blessing (Matagorda County), Texas. There is an old hotel there that he built when he began to sell off the land/ranch. It was built in 1908 and is much the way it was when built and ran then.