Good Morning! I found this old book I want to read about a North Carolina family who after the revolution proceeded to the west. It seems that even after independence, some of the very people who fought for it, left it for Spanish territories around the Mississippi. I knew Spain had more involvement in our Revolution..
Anyway, here is the book from google books, Old Bill Williams, Mountain Man. I wish I had more to say about it, but I have to read it. I put it here so I don't forget.