I see 'Scarlet' Madding and his family in the 1850 census in Washington township, Buchanan county. His wife there is Mary A. Madding who was 23 yo (b. ca 1827) in Indiana. Squire was only 6 yo.
Does this mean that Squire's mother had died and that his father m2 this wife we see in the census? It is intersting that Squire twice reported that his mother had been born in France. I wonder if her family had come from France? And he was confused?
I see that there is a gap of five years between Squire and his next youngest sibling. That would seem to indicate that there MIGHT have been the death of a wife and the marriage to a second wife.