Okay, maybe the name of the project is just poorly chosen. If the project isn't specifically about people who settled the area, but instead it is about Colonial expansion into the defeated British territory and Native American lands, then the project title should reflect that. Otherwise, genealogy researchers, such as myself, might be baffled as to why our ancestors don't qualify as Southern Pioneers even though they were American citizens who settled the area even before the Colonial expansionists entered the area, and after they defeated the British Army. Perhaps we need a pre-pioneer project?
I would like to join Southern Pioneers project, and had already joined several other projects, but I keep coming up against nonsense, such as we are discussing at this time. Unfortunately, reason does not completely rule the projects, but rather the projects operate under often arbitrarily established rules that tend to exclude otherwise legitimate candidates. My personal Wikitree account was blocked for ten days earlier this year over another disagreement, and I don't want a repeat of the under-experienced psychology students trying to manipulate me into accepting the illogical and uninformed views of unqualified project leaders who lack an understanding of early American history (both Native American and European versions). I am not implying that you lack an understanding of history, as you apparently do have a reasonable understanding. I'm just saying that I don't automatically consider joining a Wikitree project as a desirable action.
I am almost afraid to suggest another Southern Pioneer candidate, which would be William Robinson's son-in-law, John Mansker-21. John Mansker was born in Pennsylvania, served in the Revolutionary War, and after surviving St. Clair's Defeat in 1791, removed to Kentucky to visit his uncle Kasper Mansker at Mansker's Station (now Goodlettsville, Tennessee). He met and married William Robinson's daughter in Kentucky, and they had four children in Kentucky before removing to Missouri and Illinois. Is there a time restriction on how long a person must live in the Southern States before moving on in order to be considered a Southern Pioneer according to the project's rules? He did participate as a Captain in the newly formed Second Regiment in 1791, however, instead of heading West, he went South (which is where the South is located relative to Pennsylvania).
I am a direct descendant of eight Illinois pioneers (American citizens who settled the Illinois territory before it became a State) and William Robinson, who is a true Kentucky pioneer (but who apparently was born in the area before the legitimate, or valid, pioneers arrived). There may be other pioneer ancestors I haven't identified yet, but I take great interest and family pride in being a descendant of the pioneers of this country who I have identified. I find it demeaning to have to deal with the people I am encountering on Wikitree, and it is too bad. I have already added over 10,000 profiles to Wikitree, and could have entered a couple thousand more this past Spring and Summer. Instead of further developing Wikitree, I am working on a new website that I have control over to continue and record my pioneer research, and my efforts will continue on my website until Wikitree has worked out its kinks.