I’m not related to any member of this family.
1930 is the last available census at this time.
Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
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"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces +++
TX Vital Records -
The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903.Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas.However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926.However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.This means some records reside only in the local registrars’ files and not with the State.
Vital Statistics Unit
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marriage record -
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Stanton M. Mclaughlin
Birth Year: 1827
d. Death: ABT 1860 in TX
Spouse Name: Artemesia Buxton
Birth Place: TX
Spouse Birth Year: 1829
Marriage Year: 1847
Marriage State: Harris county, TX
1850 - Neither Stanton nor Artemesia appear on the TX census.Stanton does not appear on any census.
Father: James McLaughlin b: 1782 in Ireland
Mother: Lucy Maria Lucinda Carr b: 16 APR 1797 in St Martin, Louisiana
data from another researcher -
Note: IS THIS YOU??
On October 8, 1844, Stanton McLaughlin, the son of James and Lucy McLaughlin filed for a head right claim for 320 acres of Texas. This head right law was enacted on January 10, 1843 and provided that all adult residents were entitled to free land (of varying amounts, depending on their marital status and their entry date into Texas). About the only requirement needed was to have lived in Texas for at least three years and "preformed all the duties required of a citizen."
The following document states that Stanton arrived in Texas on December 1, 1837, however he arrived with his parents in ca 1822. I assume that since he reached the age of maturity (17 at the time) on/about 1837, this was the date established as his entry into Texas. Pioneers who came into Texas between Oct 1, 1837 and January 1, 1840 were eligible for 320 acres if single, and 640 acres if married.
He filed this application in Galveston County, but the 640 acres he selected was patented and surveyed in Jefferson County. This property is described in the deed with the south boundary described as 1,867 feet, "on the Gulf of Mexico." It was located about 30 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas. One year later on October 4, 1845, he sold this land to Dwight MacMasters of Galveston Co. for $44.00. Stanton never lived on this property. The deed conveying this property to MacMasters is signed by Stanton with his "x" mark.
On October 8, 1847, Stanton McLaughlin married Artemisia Buxton in Harris County (Houston), Texas. Artemisia Buxton was the daughter of Alexander Buxton.
Stanton and Artemisia would later move to Hays County, Texas which is located southwest of Austin.
It is believe Stanton died about 1860 in Hays Co, Texas. This death date is assume because the last child of this marriage to Artemisia, Sidney Ann McLaughlin, was born in 1859, and the next child, Sarah was born in 1862 and her last name was Burgess. Therefore Artemisia (or as she was called "Artie") married William Burgess sometime around 1860 in Texas. He was always referred to in the family as "that old Dutchman," however he family came from Germany. However, Germans were commonly called "Dutchmen" at the time.
William Burgess was a member of Company B, of Terry's Regiment of Texas Rangers during the Civil War (1861-1865), therefore making his widow, Artie Burgess eligible for residence in the Confederate Women's Home in Austin. She was a resident in the home for the last four years of her life. Both she and William are buried on the grounds of the Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas.
Alexander McLaughlin b: 1849 in TX
Elizabeth McLaughlin b: 1853 in TX
Purmelia McLaughlin b: 15 OCT 1852 in Runnels Co., TX
Mary McLaughlin b: 1856 in TX
Ellen McLaughlin b: 1858 in Austin Co., TX
Sidney Ann McLaughlin b: 18 MAY 1859 in Austin Co., TX
1860, 1870 - McLaughlin family cannot be located
1860 - Artemisia [AKA - Artie] is not listed.
Since Stanton had all daughters - WHO did each marry ???
marriage record -
Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
Name: Alexander McLaughlin
Marriage Date: 15 Oct 1872
Spouse: M. J. Mangum
Marriage City: Lavaca
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
Alexander McLaughlin is not listed in the 1870 census
after Stanton died abt 1860, Artemissa Stanton married -
Name: Artemissa Burgess
Birth Year: abt 1831
Age in 1870: 39
Home in 1870: Precinct 5, Austin, Texas
William Burgess 49, TN - farmer
Artemissa Burgess 39, TX
Alexander Burgess 21, TX
Elisabeth Burgess 18, TX
Familia Burgess 16, TX
Mary Burgess 14, TX
Ellen Burgess 13, TX
Anna Burgess 11, TX
Sarah Burgess 9, TX
William Burgess 6, TX
Amanda Burgess 4, TX
Laura Burgess 1, TX