Biographical Sketch of
William J. Green
History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.
Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall
WILLIAM J. GREEN, farmer, P.O., Arenzville; was born near the county line, between Cass and Morgan Counties, Ill., Jan. 8, 1844; son of William and Sarah C. (long) Green; he, born in 1813, a farmer by occupation, still living in Morgan County, Ill.; she, died in 1855; parents of nine children. William J. received his education chiefly in Morgan county, where he began farming, but, since 1861, he has been a farmer in this county. During the late war, he served three years in the 101st Illinois Volunteers, under Col. Fox, of Jacksonville, Ill. In this county, Feb. 27, 1868, he married Theresa K. Cire; born in Arenzville, March 21, 1842, and from this union six children have been born; Richard J., Alice C., Lillian A., Amelia, Florence and Charles. (For Mrs. Green's parents see sketch of her brother, Richard J. Cire, which appears elsewhere in this work.) Mr. Green is a supporter of the Democratic party.
(page 318, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)