Donna,My Isaac B. Skipper is an enigma.I have his marriage to Mary Elizabeth Vickery in Lowndes Co., AL. in 1847 and I know his son William M. Skipper was born in 1853 and his son Isaac Birdsong Skipper was born in 1854. That is all I know about him.I have never found him in a census and lose track of the entire family until 1873 when the 2 sons are in the city Directory of Columbus, Ga.and Isaac Birdsong Skipper marries in 1873 in Lee Co. AL.His mother has to give him written permission to marry and her name is signed as Mary E. Sigler or Siglar.I can not find the mother, Mary Elizabeth Vickery Skipper Siglar until the 1900 census and then she is listed as Mary Skipper. You would think I would find the couple in the 1850 census but I have had no luck.It's reasonable to think that there were older children born to them between 1847 and 1853 but if so, they did not survive or lived in a totally different area and I am just not aware of the connection. Isaac Birdsong Skipper names his first(and only) son, James R(elius?)Skipper.William M. Skipper names his first-born child, a daughter, Warnie(!) Lee Skipper, and his son, William Isaac Robert Homer Skipper( I think I got those in the correct order). So those are the name clues I have.The Birdsong middle name is a mystery.I have made no connection to a Birdsong family.I am kind of running on here but my dead-ends are numerous!I have speculated that Isaac B. Skipper might be related to the Barnabas and Temperance Skipper that lived in Butler Co, Al. but only due to the time frame, location, and the name Isaac appearing in that line.Also, I thought the name Warnie might be an attempt by William M. to use the family name of Barney/Barna if dear old dad wasn't around to set him straight on the correct name.I would be deeply grateful to anyone who can ever give me an Isaac clue.I will be looking through my old research for a J.W. Skipper/Scipper.Maybe I will run across something that will assist you.