Besides two deeds that related to North Carolina grants to Joseph Simril in what became York County, South Carolina, there was a related deed that mentioned a grant to Alexander Simril of Pennsylvania adjacent to Joseph Simril.
These deeds appear in the earliest York Co., SC, deed books, soon after the formation of the county in 1785 from part of Camden District, S.C.
James Simril, son of James Simril, Sr. and Margaret (Ware) Simril was the heir of both Alexander and Joseph Simril as James was the only son of James Sr.
Wonder what the kinship between Joseph and Alexander Simril and James Simril Sr. was? The reference to James Jr. being son of James Sr. and that making him heir of Joseph & Alexander seems to indicate that James Jr. was their heir through the inheritance law of primogeniture - all property to the eldest son of a family. So were Joseph and Alexander elder brothers of James Sr. and so uncles of James Simril Jr.?