I actually meant south of the marker, but still north of the river. Most of the players lived south of the river along Anderson Creek. Even James Ashmore owned land on Anderson near its mouth on the river. From the deposition story line, it makes sense that the riders headed north west up the river picking up folks and then crossed the river where one of the WHITE family... was it David White? ... lived. Martin Phiffer owned land just north of that location just north of the river and west of now 601. It just seems like that would be the best location for a militia practice ground as well as the old Phiffer home place.
If I were moving a wagon load of anything, I would would try to get the wagon close to the river where I could monitor the water level for crossing. So, it makes sense that they would stay at the Phiffer home plantation near the river.
What is the rationale for the red hill location? The idea that there was a tavern at that location? Historians identified the tavern in the 1900's, but just when was it built on that location?
Iv'e worked the records south or Rocky and just north, not the area around red hill. I honestly have not looked at the pros for locating the wagon at red hill. But...it works very for the boys to gather south of the river and cross over the river to strike nearby.
Sorry for the rambling. Has been a long time since I have worked this stuff. Maybe I will put together a better argument...
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