I've found land records for James Simril in York Co, SC in relation to several different locations:Fishing Creek, Catawba River, Dutchmans Creek, Fish Trap Shoals Plantation, and as heir to property of Joseph Simrel who owned land in Anson Co, NC.In addition, people on the internet have mentioned Tirzah and India Hook in relation to James Simril.Oh, and James Simril married Violet Henderson in Rowan Co, NC.His son James attended Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.
I was recently reading the following:
The Day it Rained Militia: Huck's Defeat and the Revolution in the South Carolina Backcountry May-July 1780 Michael C. Scoggins History Press, 2005 pg. 80-81 "Saturday, 17 June After securing his camp at Brown's Crossroads, Captain Huck set out for Hill's Ironworks early Saturday morning.Employing a local Tory named John Dennis as their guide, Huck's men made their way into the New Acquisition.The Loyalists stopped at the plantation of James Simril (or Simeral), whose property adjoined Colonel Samuel Watson on Rocky Allison Creek, a tributary that entered the much larger body of Allison Creek from the south.Simril was a Whig militiaman who had served as a lieutenant under Watson and Colonel Thomas Neal during the Snow Campaign and the Cherokee Expedition.Huck's men confiscated what provisions they could find at Simril's plantation and set fire to his barn before they left."
Does anyone know of any other geographic locations associated with James Simril?