Map of Appalachian Mountains Chain. I'm of the Blue Ridge. My ancestors, before coming out of Pennsylvania and Virginia, was of the Coastal Plain and then the Piedmont before heading south and deep into Cherokee territory into Western North Carolina and the mountains. Currently situated about 2 miles from the North Carolina line in Rabun County, Georgia.
After 1763, although the British claimed a large portion of North America, the Proclamation Line of 1763 prohibited American colonists from moving into Native territories west of the Appalachian mountains. The British colonists, who had fought alongside the British in the war, were not happy with this limitation.