Thomas Melton was 25 years old in 1860, living with his wife Anna next door to his father in law David Goodnight in Turkey Creek Township with a reported birth state of Kentucky. In 1979 his granddaughter told me he served in the Civil War. I find no record of his war service & have no idea of his life prior to coming to Van Buren County. We know a lot about him after he homesteaded in Taney County, MO after the war but almost nothing during his time in Arkansas. Anyone ever run across him?