Are there any typical migration patterns from VA and NC to TN?

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There are 2 Nathan/Nathaniel Mathis' b. 1795, one in NC and one in VA.  This is where I hit a wall.  Working backwards, I cannot connect either to my 3rd great grandfather, John William Mathis b. 1823 in TN.  His ID is 1622. I do have evidence that Nathaniel was in the same county as Johnny, as there is an entry in an 1845 store ledger.

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​THE SCOTCH-IRISH MIGRATION PATTERNS INTO TENNESSEE ... As early as 1740, the Shenandoah Valley was the course of The Great Valley Road of Virginia, ... A present map of North Carolina shows the chief population centers along ...

Tennessee Emigration and Immigration Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki

Aug 31, 2016 - Pre-statehood settlers of Tennessee generally came from Virginia and the ... For information on specific settlement patterns, see county and local histories. ... a larger influx of North Carolina migrants settled in Tennessee.

Migration Trends · ‎Immigrants from Europe · ‎Migrants from the Eastern ... · ‎Records

North Carolina Emigration and Immigration Genealogy - FamilySearch ...

Sep 12, 2016 - The earliest pre-statehood settlers of North Carolina were generally of English descent .... were Born in TennesseeVirginiaNorth Carolina and South Carolina: A Compilation ... Useful sources showing migration patterns:.

United States Migration to Kentucky and Tennessee 1785 to 1840 ...

Jan 8, 2016 - It is an excerpt from their course United States Migration Patterns by .... came largely fromVirginia; later ones came from North Carolina.

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