John A. Middleton
Politician. Born: 1835, Pennsylvania.
Born in Pennsylvania (circa 1835), J. A. Middleton was an unmarried attorney when he moved to Kansas from Iowa in 1857 and represented Marshall and Washington counties at the constitutional convention in July 1859. He served on the schedule, corporation and banking, education and public institutions, and accounts committees, but apparently took little or no role in the floor debates. On October 1, 1861, Middleton enlisted as a private in Company B, Seventh Regiment, Kansas Volunteer Cavalry (widely known as Jennison's Jayhawkers, after its infamous colonel, Charles R. Jennison), and was promoted to sergeant on November 1, 1862. He briefly returned to Marshall County at war's end and then removed to Montana, where he was reportedly still living in 1882.
Entry: Middleton, John A.
Author: Kansas Historical Society
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Date Created: June 2011
Date Modified: June 2011
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