Elisha Head was born in Knottsville Precinct, March 15, 1818, and is a son of William Head, who came to this county before the war of 1812, while the Indians were yet here. He worked at teaming for some time; afterward bought land, and married Hannah Adams, who bore him twelve children, of whom our subject is the fifth. Mr. Head had no educational advantages in his boyhood, as schools were almost unknown in some localities. He married Caroline Bruner, by whom he had four children, two living – Edmund and Hannah. Mr. Head’s second wife was Christina Quinn. They had four children, two now living – William and Robert.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.