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576. William Haden BLAKEY742 was born on 19 December 1824.36 He served in the military in 1862–1865 at Company A, 3rd Regt Missouri Cavalry, CSA in Civil War. He died on 9 February 1890 at the age of 65 in Douglas County, Missouri.381

Found in 1850 Census, age 25 born KY, wife Sarah F. age 20 born KY, and George T., age 1 born MO.

Married Louisa Yarbrough, 1855.

1860 Census. Wilson Twp, Greene Co, MO, P.O Springfield, Hh 19
W. H. Blakey, 37, b. KY.
L. [female], 37
J. T., male, age 11
J. W., male, age 5
W., male, age 4
M. S., female, age 4/12, 4 months
J. Yarbrough, male, age 13
M. A., female, age 11

Service papers on Footnote.com
William H. Blakey served in the Confederacy, Company A, 3rd Regt Missouri Cavalry. He enlisted in Randolph Co, AR, on 30 Sep 1862, as a private. His name appears on some of the cards as William Hayden Blakey. He was captured Lynn Co, Kansas, 25 Oct 1864 and sent to Gratiot Street Military Prison in St. Louis, received there about 10 Nov 1864. He was on a list of those exchanged to Johnson's Island, Sandusky, Ohio on 12 Nov 1864. He was by that time a 2nd Lt, Co. A, Green's Regt, Cavalry. He was released from Johnson's Island, 16 Jun 1865, at which time he signed the Oath of Allegiance. His home was stated as Green Hill, MO. He was age 41. Dark complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes, 6 feet 1 inch tall.


There is more than meets the eye concerning this man. In 1880, ten years before he is said to have died, Louisa was living as head of household with two children, born after the marriage to William Haden Blakey. I have not been able to find the family in 1870 with the following exception.
In Big Creek Twp, Fulton Co, AR, household 3:
W. H. Blakey, age 45, b. KY, farmer. Nancy, age 33, b. AL, keeping house.
George 21, farm labor, b. MO.
Since George is living with him and this man is the right age and born Kentucky, it would seem that William Haden Blakey had left Louisa. Was there a divorce, or is this a case of abandonment - not unusual following the Civil War.

In 1880, W. H. Blakey was still in Big Creek Twp, Fulton Co, AR, Hh 62
W. H. Blakey, age 55, b. KY, parents b. KY
J. W., age 25, son, b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. MO [b. 1855]
M., female, age 24, daughter-in-law, housekeeper, b. MO [b. 1854]
J. Bowden, age 17, stepson, b. AR, father b. IL, mother b. MO

Son George was also still in Fulton Co., Big Creek Twp Hh 58
G. Blakey, age 30, b. MO
E. Blakey, age 28, wife, b. AL
M., daughter, age 5, b. AR
E. A., sister, age 8, b. AR

Louisa Blakey in Missouri.
1880 Census. Wilson Twp, Greene Co, MO. p.105A
Louisa A. Blakey, age 54, b. MO as were her parents
Wesley D., age 24, son, tailor, b. TN, parents b. VA
Sallie Y., age 20, dau, b. TN, parent b.MO
The birth places of the parents of Wesley and Sallie make no sense. Wesley might have been a son of William H.'s first wife.

William Haden BLAKEY and Sarah T. PRUNTY were married on 12 November 1846 in Greene County, Missouri.653 Married by Joel H. Haden, ECC (Elder Christian Church) Sarah T. PRUNTY was born in 1830 in Kentucky.742

William Haden BLAKEY and Sarah T. PRUNTY had the following children:

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George T. BLAKEY was born in 1849 in Missouri.742

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James Thomas BLAKEY321 was born in 1855.

Said to have died in infancy, but he appears to be in the 1860 census, as "J. W., male, age 5"

William Haden BLAKEY and Louisa YARBOROUGH were married on 11 January 1855.381 Louisa YARBOROUGH was born (date unknown).

Yarbrough must have been Louisa's married name. Two Yarbrough children were in the household in 1860.

1880 Census. Wilson Twp, Greene Co, MO. p.105A
Louisa A. Blakey, age 54, b. MO as were her parents
Wesley D., age 24, son, tailor, b. TN, parents b. VA
Sallie Y., age 20, dau, b. TN, parent b.MO
The birth places of the parents of Weley and Sallie make no sense. Wesley might have been a son of William H.'s first wife.

William Haden BLAKEY and Louisa YARBOROUGH had the following children:

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Wesley Douglas BLAKEY321 was born in 1856 in Greene County, Missouri.

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Sarah C. BLAKEY321 was born in 1860 in Greene County, Missouri.

Probably the child listed as a female, "M. S., age 4 months" in the 1860 census.

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iii.

Nellie Ann BLAKEY321 was born (date unknown).