Elisha Green was an ex-lumber merchant and contractor in Bentonville, Arkansas. He was a native of Watauga County, North Carolina, born on February 18, 1828, son of Amos and Sena (Estes) Green, and a great-grandson of Richard Green, who was a native of New Jersey, was in the Revolutionary War, and a distant relative of Senator James Green, of the state of Missouri. Amos Green was born in 1807, and is also a native of Watauga, North Carolina, born in 1804, was of English descent and a farmer by occupation. He died in 1871. His wife Sena Estes, was born in 1807, and was also a native of the same county. She was the mother of nine children.
Elisha was reared on a farm and remained and assisted his parents until the age of twenty-one. In 1864, he married Miss Elizabeth Brown, who was also a native of the same county. In 1861, Mr. Green enlisted in Company D, First North Carolina Cavalry (Confederate) and was in the following battles: second battle of Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and also participated in numerous skirmishes. He was captured at the battle of Malvern Hill and taken to Governor’s Island, and two weeks later to Delaware Bay, where he remained three weeks and was then exchanged. He surrendered at Appomattox Court House with General Lee in Stuart’s cavalry. In 1867, he moved to Chariton County, Missouri, and worked in the carpentry trade for several years in that county.
In 1882, he moved to Bentonville, Arkansas, and here contracted for four years. He erected many of the prominent business houses and upwards of twenty dwellings, also erecting a number of buildings in other counties. In 1886, he purchased the lumberyard of L. Ketchum, in Bentonville, and was proprietor of the same until February 1888, when he sold it to J. A. C. Blackburn. Mr. Green then erected two business blocks, having resumed contracting after he sold the lumberyard. Previous to the war, Mr. Green was a Whig, but since that event has been a Democrat in his political views. His first vote for president was cast for Fillmore in 1852. He was deputy sheriff and coroner of his native county. He was justice of the peace for thirteen years in Chariton County, Missouri, and was a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Green passed away October 11, 1900, and is buried in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Cherryvale, Montgomery County, Kansas.
Bio attributed to Goodspeed History of Benton County 1899