2011 marks the 166th year of Isaac Blakey birth. Isaac was the son of Andrew and Julia White from VA. Isaac was the only one in his family to carried the Blakey surname. His parents and siblings took the White surname.
The story has it, Isaac took the name Blaker from a billboard or a barber shop sign. Isaac was making his way down south to MS to join the Civil War on November 1, 1863. He served until May 13, 1866.
The Blakey surname was the name of the slaveholders in MO. When Isaac had to prove who he was... two of his former slave owners testify to prove who Isaac was. Isaac testify that his name was Isaac Blakey.