George, first I apolize for changing the subject you were already into, but the Powder Wagon is most interesting to me. Recently I was present at a program on the Phifer Tavern and the Black Boys were discussed also. I do not know where the "Marker" that you referred to is located. The tavern is Red Hill and stood till some time in the 1920's or 30's. It was built by Martin Phifer SR prior to George Washington's southern tour in 1791 when he stayed overnight. If I understood correctly, the powder wagons and party were camped in the assembly area/muster grounds that is located today at Fryes Lake, on Popular Tent Rd. Concord, which is just south about a half mile of the tavern.
see map http://www.ncmarkers.com/GMap.aspx?XYCoords=35.41458,%20-80.61303&Markers=L-84&Title=RED%20HILL&County=Cabarrus
If you zoom out one time you will see Fryes Lake, zoom out two times and you will see where the Tavern was located, which is --- from Eva Drive turn into Lucky Drive and follow to the end of Lucky Drive---- The Phifer Cemetery is located here and the Tavern was only a short distance (100 yd) away.
It was said that there is some type of marker at Fryes Lake is this the marker you referred to? One more question , Have you added more to your Great website on the Land Grants on Rocky River or as it was once known "The Johnston River" or even before that it was known as the " The Cradle Of Civilization". The Maps and Grants/Deeds that you have transcribed are the best information on the internet or in any Library.
John H. Burleson Stanly Co.
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