Cox Creek Twp.
John Nading was born on Oct. 11, 1816, in Stokes County, N. C., and was a son of George and Mary Ann (Sours) Nading, of North Carolina. They removed to Edwards County, Ill., in 1845, and there engaged in farming. She died in 1846; he in 1866. John Nading received his education in the common schools of his native State, and followed teaming there until he came to Illinois with his father. In 1851 he removed to Clayton County, and settled on his present farm in Cox Creek Township. He is one of the oldest settlers in the county, and has a finely improved farm. He was married Dec. 29, 1842, to Margaret Quigley, of New York. Her parents, Denis and charity Quigley, settled in Iowa in 18949, and remained here until 1872, when they removed to Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Nading have had eight children, viz.: Mary Jane, born March 22, 1844, married William Calloway; William J., born May 5, 1848, married Corintha Medkiff; Clarinda, born Dec. 13, 1852, is now Mrs. Michael Romig; Caroline, now the wife of Edward Clinton, was born Jan. 1, 1855; James Madison, born June 17, 187, married Minnie Easton; John, born May 26, 1861; Andrew Jackson, Jan 31, 1864; Sally Ann, born July 22, 1846, died in 1874, and Malinda, born April 26, 18--, died Feb. 9, 18--. Mr. Nading has held many of the town offices, discharging the duties of each faithfully and well. In politics he is a Democrat.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 749-750
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney