Do you have a lot of family that you can trace to the colonial/revolutionary period? If so, that’s pretty amazing. It’s fun to draw the connections and know where we came from.
The Pee Dee River area sounds good, I read a little about it and it seems to have been a key trade route area. If I had to pick an area, it might be Pennsylvania or Massachusetts. Of course, biased hindsight into the history make those appealing places to want to live in knowing the events. Though without that knowledge I likely would have chosen a settled area close to the shore if I were coming over on a boat. That way people would be there within a community and it would be easy to travel via water. So as I think through it with that in mind, I might have ended up somewhere in the Carolinas myself 🙂