BURGESS, ARTEMISIA BUXTON MCLAUGHLIN (1831~1919) Artemisia Artie Buxton McLaughlin Burgess, wife of Republic of Texas veteran Stanton M. McLaughlin and Confederate veteran William M. Burgess, was born November 20, 1831, in Texas to Alexander Buxton, of South Carolina, and Armida Gom, of Louisiana.
On July 10, 1847, Artie married Stanton M. McLaughlin in Harris County, Texas. McLaughlin, served in the Republic of Texas Army and would have fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, but he was left in the camp due to an illness. He was later assigned to the rear guard, which was stationed in Harrisburg, to guard army equipment.
After their marriage, Stanton and Artie had six children: Alexander; Elizabeth, who married Fritz Eberhardt; Purmela, who married William Baggett; Mary; Ellen and Sidney Ann, who married Samuel Baggett, the brother to her sisters husband, William. Stanton died sometime around 1860.
Following Stantons death, Artie married William M. Burgess in Austin County, Texas. They had five children: Sarah, who married Henderson Filmore Derryberry; William; Amanda; Sandra and Bell, who married William F. Hairston.
In 1899, Artie and William were living in Burleson County, Texas. From there William, in 1904, moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Mens Home, where he died on February 14, 1911. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day.
Little is known of Arties life following Williams death. Later, due to Williams Confederate service, she moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Womens Home, where she died on March 1, 1919. She was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the following day, unfortunately not next to her late husband.
Information taken from: Death Certificate #11540 and descendant, Lynn Wright.