Veila Louise Brackin was the fifth child of Mathias Brackin and Frances Dowling. There were eleven children in the family. Veila was a granddaughter of Dempsey and Martha Stokes Dowling as her mother Frances was their youngest child.
Veila married Ira Green about 1877 in Alabama. They had five sons: Ira Oscar, William Hardy, Lester, Alma and Shelley.