Contributor:  Suzy MARTINEZ
HUSBAND: Thomas Turl LOADER 

Birth date: 11 Feb 1813 
Birth place: Portsea, Hampshire, England 
Death date: 31 Mar 1894, pneumonia 
Death place: Iredell, Bosque Co., TX 
Burial place: Riverside Cem. 
Father: Thomas LOADER, Wyke Regis, Dorcet, England 
Mother: Martha TURL, England 

WIFE: Mary Ann COPUS 
Birth date: 11 Dec 1818 
Birth place: Gosport, Hampshire, England 
Death date: 15 Apr 1894, pneumonia 
Death place: Iredell, Bosque Co., TX 
Burial place: Riverside Cem. 
Father: James COPUS, Gosport, Southampton, England 
Mother: Mary Ann HOLT 

Marriage date: 18 Feb 1844 
Marriage place: Portsea Island, Southampton (Hampshire), England 

CHILD 1:  Thomas Fletcher LOADER 
Birth date: 17 Nov 1844 
Birth place: Southsea, Hampshire, England 
Marriage date:  23 Apr 1868, Lucinda Elizabeth MARTIN 
Marriage place: Bosque Co, TX 
Death date: 17 Feb 1920 
Death place: Iredell, Bosque Co., TX, Riverside Cem. 

CHILD 2:  Mary Ann Turl LOADER 
Birth date: 11 Mar 1846 
Birth place: Southsea, Hampshire, England 
Marriage date: 31 Mar 1872, Joseph C. FERGUSON 
Marriage place: Bosque Co, TX 
Death date: 13 Oct 1930 
Death place: Iredell, Bosque Co., TX, Riverside Cem. 

CHILD 3:  William George Turl LOADER 
Birth date: 24 Feb 1848 
Birth place: Southsea, Hampshire, England 
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CHILD 4:  Charlotte Jane LOADER 
Birth date: 22 Nov 1849 
Birth place: Southsea, Hampshire, England 
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CHILD 4:   George Texas LOADER 
Birth date: 8 Oct 1857 
Birth place: Houston, Harris Co,Texas 
Marriage date: 8 Jan 1878,  Emaline L. MARTIN 
Marriage place: Bosque Co, TX
Death date: 5 Feb 1925 
Death place: Iredell, Bosque Co., TX., Riverside Cem.

SOURCES:  SOURCES:  International Genealogical Index, Church Latter Day Saints;   General Register Office, St. Catherine's House, London, ENG;   Public Record Office, London, ENG;   Hampshire
County Record Office, ENG;   Portsmouth Record Office, ENG;   Dorset County Record Office, ENG;   "The Story of Gosport", LFW White (Barrell, 1964);   London Census Office, ENG;  Greater London Records Office, ENG;   Nicholas David MICHAEL, Switzerland;   Arthur Neil SOUTAR, ENG;   County Clerk Office, Bosque County, TX;   Sherry STRINGER, San Angelo, TX;  Bosque Co Historical Commission,Bosque Co, TX;   Gene Blakley, Iredell, Bosque Co, TX;  McLennan Library, Waco, TX........ 

NOTES:~ Thomas Turl LOADER was a grocer in England, when he married Mary Ann COPUS.... Thomas migrated to America in 1850...he became a citizen in 1853 (Houston, Harris Co Dist. Court), then settled in Bosque Co., TX  before 1860........ 

He went into partnership with Andrew & Paul Downing, and opened 2 stores, "Loader, Downing & Co."....one store in Valley Mills, and the other, being the first store in Iredell...at that location he, also, ran the Iredell Mills, and was appointed Postmaster in 1872.....He served as Postmaster of Iredell, for a total of 17 years.... 

In 1868, Thomas was Bosque Co. District Clerk, and in 1869, he served as Bosque Co. Tax Assessor.   Thomas also served as administrator for the estate of his deceased friend, Ward Keeler, founder of Iredell......

 ~ ~ No records have been found of William George Turl LOADER or Charlotte Jane LOADER reaching America~