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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Greene County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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C. W. Green. To omit the name of Mr. Green from this volume would be to leave out one of the most prominent and successful farmers of the county, who has not only made himself thoroughly identified with the farming interests of this section but by his pleasant, genial manner has won a host of friends. He was born in Forsyth County, Ga., in 1857, and is the son of William J. and M. E. (Garrett) Green, natives of Georgia. The father was born in the year 1826, and died February 17, 1889, but the mother is still living, and is in her sixtieth year. They were reared in their native State, were married there, and here the father carried on farming until 1848 or 1849, when he made a trip to California by water, remaining there eighteen months, and being successful, returned home by the Isthmus. In 1860 he and family moved to Arkansas, and located near Gainesville, on the west side of Crowley’s Ridge, where they resided eight years, and then settled on Jones’ Ridge, Greene County, where the mother is still living. He served as a soldier in the Confederate army ten months, and was taken prisoner on the Osage River, in Kansas, in October, 1864, during Price’s raid, being carried thence to Alton, Ill., and later to Rock Island, where he was confined seven months. He was released in March, 1865, and taken to Richmond, Va., on exchange. Subsequently he returned to the home place, and there passed the remainder of his life. He held the office of justice of the peace in Union Township several years, and after he came to Jones Township he again held that office. He was a Democrat in politics, a leading man of the county, and a strong advocate of schools. To his marriage were born the following children: Serena N., aged thirty-five years, wife of William A. J. Compton, who is living in Jones Township; Isaiah N., who died October 17, 1885, aged twenty-nine years, leaving no children; C. W., and Georgian, wife of Franklin J. Igert. She died June 19, 1888, aged twenty-nine years, leaving no children. C. W. Green attained his majority in Greene County, where he has resided ever since. In 1879, he, with his father and brothers and sisters, made a trip to California by railroad, and landing in Stockton, of that State, remained there three months, after which, the father made a trip to Oregon, to look at the country, but soon returned to Stockton, and with his family made his way back to old Arkansas, in August of the same year. C. W. Green had but poor educational advantages, but attended to some extent the subscription and free schools of the county, and in 1880 commenced for himself on the home place. Two years later he married Gertrude Gardner who was born in 1865, and who is the daughter of R. H. Gardner [see sketch]. To this marriage were born two children: Barnie O. and Maude B. Mrs. Green is a member of the Christian Church.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Greene County, Arkansas published in 1889.  View the complete description here: Greene County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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