Forgive me for asking what may be such a basic question, but I have three family lines that traveled from TN to TX at various times - Newton's from McMinn County TN to Tarrant County TX prior to the Civil War, Anderson's from Warren County TN eventually to Denton County TX around 1870 and Waters from Wilson County TN to Tarrant County Texas in the post WWI era. I'm curious what the real motivation was to migrate to Texas during this time period, not simply the desire to migrate. Was it simply the availability of land? the promise of better farming? a new start? Please help me understand what may have been going on (in a grand scheme of things sort of way). Thanks in advance.