CROWLEY, Wiley Green

Birth Name CROWLEY, Wiley Green 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Gramps ID I1260
Gender male
Age at Death about 44 years, 9 months, 5 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Occupation [E2076]     Farmer, Operated Brick Kiln, Cattle Driver
Birth [E2077] 1803-03-27 Kentucky  
Death [E2078] about 1848 Greene County, Arkansas  
Burial [E2079]   Shiloh Cemetary, Greene County, Arkansas  
*New [OCCU] [E2080]      

Farmer, Operated First Brick Kiln in Greene County



Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father CROWLEY, Benjamin II [I1262]
Mother WILEY, Catherine Annie [I1263]
    Brother     CROWLEY, Thomas [I2299]
    Brother     CROWLEY, Samuel Harrison [I2301]
    Brother     CROWLEY, John [I2304]
         CROWLEY, Wiley Green [I1260]
    Sister     CROWLEY, Polly [I2305]
    Brother     CROWLEY, Benjamin III [I2306]
    Sister     CROWLEY, Margaret "Peggy" [I2307]
    Sister     CROWLEY, Sarah "Sally" [I2308]


Married Wife CAPPS, Lucy [I1261]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E2227] 1832 Lawrence County, Arkansas  
  1. CROWLEY, Elizabeth Jane [I2311]
  2. CROWLEY, William [I6944]
  3. CROWLEY, Cynthia [I6945]
  4. CROWLEY, Samuel Jefferson [I1258]
  5. CROWLEY, John Thomas Private, Co D 5th AR Inf [I2310]


  1. CROWLEY, Benjamin II
    1. WILEY, Catherine Annie
      1. CROWLEY, Thomas
      2. CROWLEY, Samuel Harrison
      3. CROWLEY, John
      4. CROWLEY, Wiley Green
        1. CAPPS, Lucy
          1. CROWLEY, John Thomas Private, Co D 5th AR Inf
          2. CROWLEY, Elizabeth Jane
          3. CROWLEY, William
          4. CROWLEY, Cynthia
          5. CROWLEY, Samuel Jefferson
      5. CROWLEY, Polly
      6. CROWLEY, Benjamin III
      7. CROWLEY, Margaret "Peggy"
      8. CROWLEY, Sarah "Sally"


Source References

  1. EARLY RANDOLPH COUNTY ARKANSAS MARRIAGESThomas Crowley to Sinthy Campbell. 3 Nov 1823 by W.C. Bryant(After Thomas Crowley's death she married David W. Lowe 19 Mar 1829 by Issac Brookfield.Samuel Crowley to Sarah Hudgens 28 Feb 1823 by Charles Robertson, J.P. Witnesses Wiley Crowley, Preston Harris.Sally Crowley to Thomas Lamb, 21 Jun 1829 by Issac BrookfieldNimrod Capps to Cynthia Mattix, 13 June 1830 by Isham F. Alcorn, J.P. Davidson Township, old Lawrence county. [S0644]
  2. Lawrence County, Arkansas1829 Tax ListCrowley, Benjamin Spring River Townships Page 001 and 002Crowley, Samuel Spring River Township Page 001Crowley Wiley Spring River Township Page 001 [S0024]
  3. Lawrence County Arkansas Cache Township CensusWiley Crowley 1830 [S0363]
  4. Lawrence County Arkansas Cache Township CensusWiley Crowley 1831 [S0364]
  5. AR Greene County Tax List 1834 Crowley, Wiley [S0033]
  6. AR Greene County Tax List 1835 Crowley, Wiley [S0034]
  7. AR Greene County Tax List 1836 Crowley, Wiley [S0035]
  8. AR Greene Countu Tax List 1837 Crowley, Wiley [S0036]
  9. AR Greene County 1837 Wiley Crowley as administrator [S0037]
  10. AR Greene County Tax List 1838 Crowley, Wiley [S0038]
  11. AR Greene County Tax List 1839 Crowley, Wiley [S0039]
  12. AR Greene County Tax List 1840 Crowley, Wiley [S0040]
  13. AR Greene County Land PatentCrowley, Wiley SENE 33/ 17-N 4-E N 5th 40 acres Greene [S0041]
  14. Benjamin H Crowley's History of Greene County 1906-1907 tells this of Wiley Crowley, his uncle:... He also recalls the first of boots he ever had and it was a happu epocj in his life. His Uncle, Wiley Crowley, was his guardian and took a load of beef cattle to the New Orleans market, and when he returned home he had brought the writer a parir of red-top boots and they were the envy and admiration of the whole county.... The first brick kiln in Greene County was put and operated by Wiley Crowley on his place, which belongs to the writer. The manner of making then was different from what it now is. First the ground had to be cleared, prepared,by mixing the proper amount of clay and sand. Water was then poured on the material and several yoke off oxen were driven in on the yard, and made to tramp the clay and dirt to the right consistency and mix it ready for brick-mounds. The bricks were then burned and were ready for use. They were built into two good chimneys, and are perfectly sound. They are larger than the standard size brick as now manufactured.The old house which Wiley Crowley built as a home for himself and family about the year 1840 is still standing. It was built of large hewed pine logs, and these lay just as they were placed by the neighbors over half a century ago. The logs were cut and hewed by old Zacharia Hampton, father of the late Nimrod Hampton and of Mrs. Lucy Willcockson, widow of Capt. I.P. Willcockson. It is claimed that at the raising of this house that every man in Greene county was present and assisted in the erection of the building. The day for the raising had been set in advance, and word sent around to the different settlements. Those who went from the remote parts of the county had to atart the day before and some reached the homeof Wiley Crowley late atnight on the same day. Others reached points nearby and remained in camp or put up at the house of some neighbor overnight. After assisting in raising the big log house, they started home, and went as far as they could before night over-took them and traveled the remainder of the way the next day. So, it took some of the neighbors three days to help the old man Crowley raise his house. This service was all rendered free of charge, and the writer submits that no such neighborly relations ever existed between men in any other section of the country. The writer remembers having come from near Walcott to the Old Bethel neighborhood to take part in a log rolling, when some neighbor way trying to clear a piece of new ground.There was not then such a thing in the country as a saw-mill, but the people had what thaey called a whip-saw which operated up and down, instead of horizontal as the cross-cut saw. The log which was to be cut into lumber was put up on a scaffold, six or eight feet from the ground, and one man got up on the log to lift the saw and guide it straight, while another man stood directly under the saw and drew it down with force through the log. This last man did all the real labor and his job was some what harder than splitting rails with maul and wedge. Some good lumber was made in this slow and laborious manner, and there is plank in the Wiley Crowley house today cut by the whip-saw method, and it is still in a good state of preservation. [S0123]
  15. Lawrence County Arkansas Cache Township CensusWiley Crowley 1831 [S0365]
  16. Lawrence County Arkansas Cache Township CensusWiley Crowley 1833 [S0366]
  17. Lawrence County Arkansas Cache Township CensusWiley Crowley 1834 [S0367]
  18. Greene County, Arkansas Cache Township CensusWiley Crowley 1841 [S0368]
  19. Benjamin H Crowley's History of Greene County Column in the Paragould Daily Press 1906 and 1907 [S0010]
  20. Estimation. Wiley was alive after the 1840 census, and his son Samuel Jefferson Crowley was born in 1846 so he must have died around that time. His wife was remarried by 1850 [S0523]