My GG Grandfather was John M. Moore of Iowa. His father was Daniel Boone Moore. While many of the family trees have him listed as the son of Isidor Moore, in the census records, John M. Moore states that his father was born in North Carolina.
John M. Moore was born in Missouri and it appears that his family was a part of the migration to Kentucky and later to the Missouri territory.
Hopefully your Joseph Moore is my connection to NC.
What do you think?