Does anyone have information on a branch of the Caniff family that might have moved to South Carolina from New York in the late 1700s or early 1800s?
I have been told that my gggrandmother was Mariah Conniff, b. 1791 in New York, married Jonathan Timmerman Jan 1816 in South Carolina, and died in Edgefield, SC in 1859. Have also found that the names Caniff and Canuff existed in SC.
A couple of years ago I did a little research on names comparable to Conniff and found that they did exist in NY and some were Tories. Also, I know as a fact that the Timmermans in SC also were Tories.