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Metts family in 1850 Appling Co census

Metts family in 1850 Appling Co census

Posted: 1390416217000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Metts/Lynn
John & Sintha METTS are listed in the 1850 Appling Co cens and listed in thier home is: Daniel LYNN, 22 yrs, b GA; and David LYNN, 19 yrs, b GA. Who are these 2 LYNN men> Are they related to John METTS or his wife Lucinda? Could John METTS's wife Lucinda be a LYNN?
John & Lucinda next appear in the 1860 Escambia Co, FL census, but the LYNN ?brothers are not listed there. What happened to them? Did they stay in Appling Co, GA? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Re: Metts family in 1850 Appling Co census

Posted: 1415626894000
Classification: Query
NOTE -
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
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: Georgia
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?

Re: Metts family in 1850 Appling Co census

Posted: 1415637993000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Metts
Thomasker2: Thanks for your reply. Having done research for about 50 yrs, I am well acquainted with lots of issues with the US census. I believe if you will examine the 1850 Appling Co, GA census you will see that this is indeed a METTS family. Never heard of the surname STITTS, however, I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't one. As to why I believe this is a METTS family, I have done extensive research on my Metts family tree and can assure you this is a Metts family. In 1860 they appear in the Escambia Co, FL census enroute to join other Metts relatives in Texas. It's unclear what happened to them between 1860-1870. Yellow fever had taken the lives of some of the other relatives, so it's quite possible that John & Lucinda also died from it. Through the years I have corresponded with descendants of this family. There was a "Metts Bluff" bordering the Eglin AF Base testing site, and Eglin assured me that a Metts cemetery was taken in as part of their property, but no record of any tombstones. I do appreciate your reply and wish you well.

Re: Metts family in 1850 Appling Co census

Posted: 1519423948000
Classification: Query
If my records are right the Lynn men listed in the 1850 Appling co. Ga census are Daniel Tyre and David Tyre not Lynn

Re: Metts family in 1850 Appling Co census

Posted: 1519499915000
Classification: Query
Lisamains: I see you are correct. Daniel and David were TYRE brothers. I have checked their family on Ancestry; but alas, I can't see any blood relation to John or Cyntia METTS. I hope you can see that their surname is METTS and not STITTS as indexed. Thanks for you help and comments. Nancy in AZ
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