Louis A. Green, of Gallatin, was born in 1836 in Sumner County, Tenn., a son of Z. F. and Mary Jane (BROWN) Green, and grandson of Zachariah F. Green, who was a native of Ireland. The father was born in 1808, and was a farmer by occupation. He married in 1830, his wife being five years his junior, and in 1839 moved to Texas, where he afterward died. Mrs. Green afterward married M. R. MOORE, and died in 1866. Until sixteen years of age Louis A. lived with his mother, then clerked for a number of months, farmed, traded and engaged in diver's [sic] occupations. In 1860 he wedded Eliza KEY, who died in September of the same year. The breaking out of the war served, in a measure, to divert his mind from this great loss. He enlisted in Company I, Fifty-fourth Regiment of Confederate Tennessee Infantry, which was later consolidated with the Forty-fourth Regiment, and was a participant in the battles of Chickamauga, Knoxville, Petersburg and other important engagements. He received a severe wound in the left arm which necessitated the removal of five inches of bone, and this effectually ended his military career in the field, but he was detailed in the quartermaster's department. After the war he resumed farming and speculating, and has so continued until the present with much success. He is a Democrat, an Encampment Degree Odd Fellow and an ancient member of the K. of P. He married, in 1870, Miss Ella Green, of Columbus, Miss., and they are the parents of five children: Nellie, Elizabeth, Louis, Robert and Zachariah.