b. 16 October 1833, d. 31 August 1862
- Wiley Green was born on 16 October 1833 in Greene County, Alabama.
- Elizabeth Knox appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Other members of the household included Wiley Green, Eleanor B. Knox and James Levi Green. Also in the household was student Jackson Knox, age 23, likely Eleanor's brother or possibly a nephew.
- He married Margaret Frances Spear, daughter of Malachi Moore Spear and Elizabeth Candler Woodley, on 29 December 1859 in Montgomery County, Texas, with John E. George, JP, officiating.
- Wiley Green and Margaret Frances Spear appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Motgomery, Montgomery County, Texas.
- On Friday, 19 October 1860, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Packed 2 Bales of cotton for Mr M. M. Spear," and on the following day, "Packed 2 Bales cotton for Wiley Green and one for Mr. Spear with a remnant of W. Green's."
- On Saturday, 20 October 1860, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Packed two Bales cotton for Wiley Green and one for Mr. Spear with a remnant of W. Green's."
- On a page of miscellaneous notes in Book 10, Green Wood recorded: "November 21st 1860, By cash from W. Green $20 handed me at Burying ground."
- On Monday, 31 December 1860, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mr. W. Green commenced overseeing this morning."
- He was employed as overseer of Greenwood plantation from 31 December 1860 to 13 December 1861.
- On Sunday, 21 July 1861, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mr Green was taken sick last friday." And through the page for the week of 18 August, the notation "still sick." On the pages for the weeks of 25 August and 1 September, noted "not able to go out," and after that, no further mention until the week of 22 Steptember, "Sick.".
- On Sunday, 15 December 1861, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mr Wiley Green moved yesterday," and on Tuesday, the 17th, "Mr Williamson commenced overseeing to day." On the 18th, "Settled with Wiley Green for his services and give him my note for $118.70."
- On 29 March 1862 in Danville, Texas, Wiley Green joined as a private at age 28, for the duration of the war, Captain Samuel Dunbar Wooldridge's Company, 2nd Regiment Carter's Brigade Texas Lancers, CSA, later Company B, 24th Texas Cavalry Regiment (Dismounted). He mustered in on 28 April 1862, at Camp Carter, near Hempstead, with a horse valued at $180, and equipment worth $20. He appeared on the company muster roll for 28 April to 31 August 1862 as present, sick in camp.
- Wiley Green died on 31 August 1862 at age 28 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, according to the Spear family Bible.
- On Monday, 20 October 1862, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Mr W and nearly all hands with three wagons gathering Mrs Wiley Green,s corn crop."
- For an account of his CSA service in Company B, 24th Texas Cavalry Regiment, see his profile in Karen McCann Hett's Danville Mounted Riflemen.
- Last Edited: 26 Oct 2012