My ancestor, Samuel Herman Butner, the son of John Butner and Anna Maria Knauss, was born May 19, 1817 in Bethabara. On January 5,1839 he married Martha Hauser (Sept.26, 1818- Feb. 2, 1880). Sometime in the 1850's the family moved from Forsyth County to Yancey County, NC. Samuel Butner died May 25, 1893 in Yancey County. The question I have: Why and precisely when did this family withdraw from the Moravian Church and move to Yancey County?