Re: John Middleton. According to the 1880 Scott Co. AR Census, he was boarding with a family named Jenkins in Hickman Twnp and was 22 yrs old. (ED 171/Fam. #429) His father was R.R. Middleton, age 54, living in Mountain Twp (ED 170/Fam #61) with wife Nancy A., age 45, and children: Wm., 25, and his wife Cynthia, 20; John H., 21, Isaac N., 15; James F., 13; and Nancy R., 10. John was arrested in 1882 for burning the Scott Co. Courthouse. I am in the process of researching this family and the interesting events directly following his arrest for a historical article for our gen. society so I am daily uncovering items at this point. Thought this might answer your family tree questions, though.