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Migration from NY to NC


I realise this is a shot in the dark but: Can any of you offer an insight into the following scenario:

A family living in New York State in 1840 ends up in North Carolina (Iredell county). They are farmers. How would they have come by the land (seems pretty far away), and why move? Was there much movement from North to South at that time. Any links or help gratefully appreciated.

G Morrison