John was the son of William Nations and Lucinda Mattingly. Lucinda died in Arkansas B 19 Nov 1819 d 9 Aug 1899 m Perryville MO 4 May 1838. William B abt 1815 Tenn, son of John Nation and Judith Hensley. Children John, James Simon,Amanda, Josephine Mary Marcellite,Ann Francis, Mary Catherine Sarah Victoria, Christopher Columbus, Rbert Emmett,Thomas Jefferson all born in MO before 1861 so I would assume they left after. William had a sister who married a Lee and went to Oregon and it wouldnt surprise me to find he followed her.Others in this family used to winter in the el paso area.
Wiseman was in touch with Gilbert O Nations 1866-1950 who wrote a family genealogy, partly supplied by John Wiseman. In it my family is Uncle Tommy Nations. There were two Tom Nations who married Hinkle sisters, so one line Yours, called my line uncle cause of the wives being sisters. They were 2nd cousins on the Nations line too. John and Judith had about 10 children.
If you want a copy of the genealogy done in 1939 by Gilbert let me know where to send it.