There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.
I’m not related to any member of this family.
Census records do not record the specific locality of a person’s birth.
Facts you should know -
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Immigration date is not recorded
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
1850 - NEVER, NEVER, NEVER change the computerized spelling of a name.
Name: John Stitts
Birth Year: abt 1820
Home in 1850: Militia District 583, Appling, Georgia
John Stitts 30, GA - farmer
Sintha Stitts 21, GA
Mary J Stitts 3, GA
David Stitts 1, GA
Mary Stitts 0, GA
Caroline Stricklan 19, GA
Daniel Tyer 22, GA
David Tyer 19, GA
What makes you believe their name is - Metts?