A Thousand Years of (Brough) Family History
Free worldwide video
documentary of family history now on-line
On November 24, 2009, the Richard Brough Family Organization
(one of the largest and oldest ancestral family organizations in the world)
freely released worldwide a 37-minute high-quality video documentary entitled
"A Thousand Years of Family History"--which details the Brough
ancestry of Staffordshire, England and their descendants in Europe, America
and Australia. (A second edition of this video was released in May 2010.)
In several ways, this video is a "first" of
its kind: It describes nearly a thousand years of history related to a
well-known family surname in England--without dwelling on royalty or celebrities.
Also, the documentary uses over two dozen narrators and commentators,
along with historical photographs, artifacts, and computer graphics, to
succinctly tell the story of the Broughs of Staffordshire, England and
their descendants--who eventually embraced different religions and spread
across several continents. In addition, the video describes how genealogical
research and recent DNA tests have been used to clarify family relationships
and better understand family traditions.
This video is family-friendly and faith-promoting, and
is a good example of what other ancestral organizations around the world
can do to visually show and explain their heritage to family members and
relatives. The video can be freely viewed on YouTube:
RBFO Video on YouTube (in 4 parts):
Newspaper Article about the RBFO Video:
Thousand Years of Family History in 37 Minutes,
Deseret News, March 2, 2010
Thousand Years of Family History in 37 Minutes, Deseret News,
Mach 2, 2010
Production Details: This 37-minute
high-quality documentary-style video was produced for only $3,000. This
was achieved by asking family members (over a ten year period) to take
specific pictures and video of family-related individuals, places and
events on three continents. These pictures and vidoes were then organized
and used to support a written script (presented below), which used two
dozen narrators and commentators--most of whom were video taped in two
days by a professional video photographer (Jake Thorup)--to tell the story
of the Broughs. Finally, a professional video editor (Jake Thorup) put
the entire documentary together using a video-editing software program
called Vegas Pro
The video is also available on DVD for $10 from the RBFO--click
here for more details.
Also, the RBFO and its latest video is listed on FamilySearch
"Research Wiki"--click here
for more details.
Audio Script to the Video Documentary of A
Thousand Years of Family History
YouTube, Part 1 (9:53 minutes)
1) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
Hello, I'm Clayton Brough
to nearly a thousand years of family history. In this video you'll see
and hear how one of the world's largest ancestral family organizations
has discovered and shared its family history with thousands of relatives
living in many countries and on several continents. As president of the
Richard Brough Family Organization--or RBFO--I hope you enjoy this true
story that covers nearly a thousand years.
2) Kent L. Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
Like most people who have lived on this
Earth and experienced life throughout the generations of time, our Brough
ancestors experienced a lot of challenges and struggles. However, by and
large they were faithful to their families and contributed much to their
civic and religious communities. In fact, in most cases the beliefs we
now have and the freedoms we enjoy are largely a result of their efforts
and sacrifices; and I believe that as we better understand the lives and
experiences of our ancestors we come to appreciate more fully what we
now have and enjoy.
3) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
The story of the Broughs of Staffordshire
begins with the Norman invasion of England. In the Fall of 1066, William
the Duke of Normandy, crossed the English Channel with about 600 ships
and 12,000 men. At the Battle of Hastings, William--who was also known
as William the Conqueror--defeated King Harold of England and his Anglo-Saxon
forces. On Christmas Day in 1066, William was crowned King of England,
and he eventually rewarded his Norman supporters with large grants of
land and important positions.
In the 1100's, some of King William's supporters
had settled in Staffordshire, where their descendants adopted the surname
"Burgo". By the 1600's, the surname had changed to "Brough".
The word "Brough" is an ancient English place-name meaning "camp,
fortification, or manorhouse", and it also meant a "round tower"
or "the outer wall of a feudal castle."
Over several centuries, many Brough-related
families lived in southern and central Staffordshire.
4) Mark E. Gardner (Professional Genealogist):
Ranton is a small village in central Staffordshire--located
about three miles west of Stafford city. Its parish church, All Saints,
is very old--with part of the building dating back to the 1200's or 13th
Century. In 2008, RBFO family members visited All Saints, and discovered
the mention of Brough-Hall on one of the oldest gravestones that still
lies next to the church.
Today, Brough Hall is located about one
mile southwest of Ranton. The present building dates from the 1700's,
and stands on the site of the ancient manor house of Brough. The building
is well-maintained and serves as the centerpiece of a working farm.
About one mile southwest of Brough Hall
is the town of Gnosall--a large and ancient village. Its parish church,
St. Lawrence, is a beautiful and large edifice. Many Brough families have
lived in Gnosall--including William Brough and Jane Mear, who, in the
1800's, had nine children--five of whom emigrated to Utah and California.
5) Comments by Gnosall Church representative:
Please come into our church, wander around.
We do have--continue to have--a lot of gravestones. Here, we have a list
[of the gravestones].
6) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
In the 1500's, a number of Brough families
had moved into northern Staffordshire. There they established more than
half a dozen principal "Brough Houses" on the Leekfrith--a large
fertile green valley in the Staffordshire Moorlands that is bordered by
hills and rocky outcroppings.
On the Leekfrith, these "Brough Houses"
generally contained manor houses and land holdings, and were known by
their geographic locations, such as Middle Hulme, New Grange, Waterhouse,
and Windygates. Today, thousands of Broughs are descended from these ancient
Brough Houses--including most members of the Richard Brough Family Organization.
7) Ethel M. Brough (Member, RBFO):
In 2002, our son, Adam Brough, hiked to
the top of Hen Cloud--which is over 1,300 feet high. Hen Cloud overlooks
the Leekfrith area where many Brough families have resided since the 1500's.
On one of the large rocks near the top of Hen Cloud, Adam spotted an old
weathered hand carving that read "Brough T"--possibly representing
a "Thomas Brough".
8) Adam C. Brough (Member, RBFO):
My cousin, Nathan Meacham and I, were on
top of Hens [Hen] Cloud overlooking this view, this panorama of history,
of where my family lived. And while we were there taking in this beautiful
scenery, I looked down on some boulders that we were close to and noticed
a name etched in the rock. The name that was etched on the stone was Brough-T.
I could not help but think about my third
great-grandfather, who was also named Thomas Brough, who had left England
and came to the United States with his wife, Jane Paterson, where he later
moved to Utah and had five children.
9) Tami Jo Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
Below Hen Cloud is Windygates--an ancient
Brough Manor Hall built by Thomas Brough. In 1620, Thomas married Elizabeth
Cotton, and by the 1630's he was known as a "Gentleman" and
landholder who had erected a large Hall at Windygates where he had inscribed
his initials over the top of its porch entrance that read: "T.B.
Today, Windygates is a beautiful farmhouse,
owned and operated by Geoff and Rose Robinson. Geoff is a "third
cousin ten-times removed" to Thomas Brough who originally built Windygates,
and he is also a distant "cousin" to many members of the Richard
Brough Family Organization (RBFO)--some of whom visited Windygates in
10) Geoffrey W. Robinson (of Windygates):
You probably all know it [Windygates] was
built in 1634. What we do know, this part of the house, I presume this
part of the house would be 1634, and this end was built several years
later--probably about 30 or 40 years, I think.
All I know really is it's oak. I don't know
whether it was new timber when it was brought in or whether it was from
ships, or where it was from really. I presume some of these would probably
be new timbers and some in the roof are from ships because they've been
cut out in certain places.
Are these original, the stone (framing around
Yes, I would think it's all original.
11) Rosemarie M. Robinson (of Windygates):
So we were knocking the old plaster off
and uncovered this stone archway which we didn't know about, and you wouldn't
And it's been in the family since the 1930's something, but nobody had
seen that, you see, and yes it could have been covered up for about 200
years. Well, you don't value things necessarily at the time. Afterwards,
you think, oh why did we do that or why did we demolish that, and you
chuck things out don't you, and then 20 years later we think what a shame
we took them away and it's gone.
12) Geoffrey W. Robinson (of Windygates)
Was the timber and the fireplace exposed
No, we've added this to it. That [the fireplace
beneath the archway] wasn't there. That's not original. It was just the
outside stones. And then it's been filled up with some stones up each
side. As you see, the archway, it's just two stones.
13) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
In 1702, another Thomas Brough married Edith
Brindley. Thomas inherited Middle Hulme from his father and subsequently
enlarged it, placing his initials and date: "T.B. 1718" above
the doorway of the manorhouse. Thomas Brough was a very resourceful and
successful individual, and by the time he died--at the age of 80--he had
acquired additional properties in Staffordshire. In 2002, Middle Hulme
underwent renovation. Adam Brough--who is six-foot four-inches in height--is
shown here going through a doorway inside Middle Hulme.
14) Richard (Dick) L. Brough (Executive Vice-President,
During the 1700's and 1800's, many Brough
families settled in other areas of northern Staffordshire. For example,
in 1700, Ralph Brough was christened in St. Lawrence the Martyr church
in Rushton Spencer, and married Martha Holland in 1727. Ralph Brough is
the 5th great-grandfather of James (or Jim) Henry Brough--who is shown
here with his wife, Rosemary.
The church of St. Lawrence in Rushton Spencer
stands on top of a hill that overlooks a beautiful part of the Staffordshire
Moorlands. People have worshipped at St. Lawrence for over 700 years--with
portions of the church building dating back to the late 1200's. Rushton's
St. Lawrence church was once called the "Church [Chapel] in the Wilderness".
A rather narrow road leads from the highway up towards the church, but
then widens out at the top of the hill. Graves lie next to the church,
and a large graveyard extends down the hill from the chapel and contains
a number of Brough headstones.
YouTube, Part 2 (9:45 minutes)
15) James (Jim) Harvey Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
The second son of Ralph Brough was also
named Ralph Brough. This Ralph Brough was christened at St. Lawrence in
Biddulph in 1730. He married Martha Boon in 1751, and after Martha died,
he married Ann Rushton in 1794.
The church at St. Lawrence, Biddulph, is
a magnificent structure, and sits on the site of an early [earlier] church
that dates [dated] back to pre-Norman times. In fact, people have worshipped
at Biddulph's St. Lawrence since the ninth century. The church building
was heavily damaged during the English Civil War of the mid-1600's, but
was beautifully rebuilt in 1836. For several hundred years, many Brough
families have resided in Biddulph, and some of their gravestones are still
16) R. Shane Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
The town of Leek is in northern Staffordshire,
and dates back to the 1200's. For hundreds of years the town was a regular
cattle market, but during the industrial revolution it became a major
producer of textiles.
Since the 1500's, many Brough-related families
have lived in and around Leek, and contributed much to its development.
For example, the land for Brough Park was donated to the town of Leek
in 1913 by William Spooner Brough, who was the son of Joshua Brough--a
well-known silk manufacturer and a kind and public spirited man. In 1837,
Joshua Brough engaged Joshua Nicholson to be a representative of J. &
J. Brough and Company--which eventually became Brough, Nicholson &
Hall, Ltd.--and these two Joshua's played a big part in the rise and prosperity
of Leek as a silk town.
St. Edward the Confessor church in Leek
was built in 980 AD, rebuilt in 1214, and the arch was constructed in
1684. For hundreds of years, many Brough-related christenings, marriages
and funerals have been held in this church. In 2008, RBFO members assembled
in St. Edward's to hear a presentation by Philip Brough on the history
of some of the Brough families of Leek.
17) Kathy Brough Harvey (Board Member, RBFO):
Since the 1500's, many Brough families of
northern Staffordshire have used the Brough Coat of Arms of five white
swans within a black diagonal cross on a silver shield. In 1884, John
Sleigh published the Brough Shield in his book "The History of the
Ancient Parish of Leek".
In 1949, Edgar Brough of Leek commissioned
original artwork showing the Shield of the Brough Coat of Arms which was
done by a London printer. In 1980, the RBFO included this Shield within
its official Logo. In July 2009, the RBFO commissioned a professional
artist to recreate the Shield of the Brough Coat of Arms--which is shown
18) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
Much of the story about the Broughs of England
would not be known if it were not for the many years of research by two
individuals: Catharine Ann Brough and James Henry Brough. In 1954, Catharine
Ann Brough married Stanley Maurice Hind--who became a well-respected Vicar
in the Church of England. Ann is the foremost Brough historian in the
world, and during the past thirty years she has conducted extensive genealogical
and historical research on the Broughs of England, as her own ancestry
goes back to the Broughs of Middlehulme, Leekfrith, Staffordshire.
Many of her ancestors and relatives are
buried in Meerbrook, including her parents, Edgar and Rose Brough, and
her great-grandparents, William and Catherine Brough. In 2008, Ann Hind
briefly talked about some of the ancestors and descendants of the Broughs
of Staffordshire at the International Brough Reunion held in Meerbrook.
19) Catharine Ann Brough Hind (Board Member, RBFO):
One or two people have asked me, well where
did we come from before we got here. Because we do know with absolute
certain that a particular line of father and son or sons lived near to
Gnosall, and they were there from about 1160 through [and] to the Black
Death of 1349.
And you find that not just the Broughs down
there, but that Mrs. Brough at the time was a Weston of Weston Hall, and
her family was dying of the Black Death, and as each one died they made
a new will and a [another] new will and they've all been saved, and they
passed their property. Then when there were no Westons left, to what were
the scrap of people who were left of the Broughs in that place, and then
they became the Broughs of Weston. And then they'd opt to move on, and
they don't disappear, they start to dissipate from that area in all directions.
But by 1470's they certainly were in Cheshire--just
over the boarder--and then they began to appear here until there was Robert
Brough who was the forester of Dieulacres Abbey--which is just down the
And he [Robert] had some sons, and when
the Abbey was destroyed, and then there was the Reformation, the land
around here was already in parcels, and some of them were sold on and
some of them were leased on."
All their wills say that they're cousins
at Windygates, they're cousins at New Grange, they're cousins of the Waterhouse--which
buildings are now under the reservoir--and they're cousins at Middlehulme,
so it's all one big family.
As for the ones at Middlehulme
probably that if the Water Board hadn't flooded the valley there would
be some of them at Middlehulme yet. They certainly were here the longest
of the lot. Although we're still well represented at Windygates by the
Robinson family. I keep looking for them.
Oh, you're there! And who were so generous
as to open the house for you this afternoon. They are our kin, and so
we've still got a bit of us up there.
Let's give the Robinson's a hand.
20) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
In 1970, James Henry Brough married Rosemary
Rigby. Since 2000, Jim has conducted extensive genealogical research on
many Brough families; and his own ancestry goes back to the Broughs of
Biddulph, Rushton Spencer and Leek. Also, for several years, Jim has volunteered
his time transcribing historical documents at the Staffordshire Record
Office in Stafford, England.
21) James (Jim) Henry Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
My name is James Brough. I started coming
here about ten years ago, purely for my own interest--family history--before
I'd met anybody from the RBFO, before I'd met Ann Hind. But eventually
having met Ann, I was subcontracted to do work for Ann, and do work for
the RBFO, and eventually to do work for the Staffordshire Record Office--as
a volunteer transcribing poor law records, admissions and things for the
work houses of Staffordshire.
It's a pleasure to come here. The people
are friendly, the people are helpful as you can see today. I never expected
to find what Thea [Randall] and her people had put here today. I think
22) Richard (Dick) L. Brough (Executive Vice-President,
The Staffordshire Record Office is an excellent
place to conduct genealogical and historical research. In 2008, officials
of the Staffordshire Record Office kindly and expertly provided RBFO members
with a beautiful and well-documented display of many old and informative
Brough family documents.
23) Thea Randall (Archivist, Staffordshire Record Office):
What I'd really just like to say to you,
is that all this material is here--and more--for people to use. It's not
locked away and never produced. People can come into the Reading Room
in the Staffordshire Record Office and order down any of these items--and
indeed other items within the collection--and find out more about the
24) James (Jim) Harvey Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
In 2008, many other old but valuable Brough
family documents were located in England. Some of these documents date
back to the 1500's, and contain marriage settlements, property deeds and
family records of the Broughs of Leek [Leekfrith]. Also, several of these
documents are in Latin and written on skins--or parchment--and not on
paper. Scientific preservation is necessary to protect these documents
from deterioration, and the RBFO has and is supporting such preservation
25) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
This very old document was written on parchment
in 1572. This document is a "Release of Land" by Thomas and
Richard Gent back to Thomas Brough of Middle Hulme. And Thomas Brough
was my 10th great-grandfather.
YouTube, Part 3 (10:00 minutes)
26) Richard C. Brough (Vice-President, RBFO):
The Richard Brough Family Organization is
named after Richard Brough--who was born in 1786 in Trentham, Staffordshire,
England. As a young man, Richard Brough learned the trades of carpentry
and brickmaking; but when he was 19 years old he joined the British Army
and became a Gunner, and served for the next 17 years in the 8th Battalion
of the Royal Artillery Service. Due to an "injury" to his "ankles",
Richard was discharged from the army in 1822. In 1825, Richard married
Mary Horleston in St. Peter's Church in Stoke-Upon-Trent, and they became
the parents of ten children--most of whom were christened in the church
of St. John, Longton, which was demolished in 1979.
In 1840, Richard joined The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, and later on five of his ten children also
joined the LDS Church, with three of them--Thomas, Elizabeth and Samuel--eventually
emigrating to Utah. While living with his wife and children in Longton,
Blurton and Trentham, Richard worked primarily as a brickmaker. He died
in 1873 and is buried in the churchyard of the Church of the Resurrection
in Dresden, Staffordshire.
Unfortunately, no gravestone for Richard
Brough is visible today in the Dresden churchyard. In fact, parts of the
churchyard are severely overgrown because the church is now closed.
[Note: In July 2009, the RBFO commissioned Juan Maestas,
a professional graphic artist, to draw a composite picture of what Richard
Brough (described above in script # 26) might have looked like--based
on similar facial characteristics of four of his children: Thomas Brough,
Samuel Brough, Mary Ann Brough, and Elizabeth Brough. Juan Maestas's composite
drawing of Richard Brough is shown in this video and here,
and additional information about him is listed here.]
27) Bryan C. Harvey (Member, RBFO):
When we arrived at the churchyard in Dresden,
it was very obviously abandoned. There were broken windows, boards over
the windows, the graveyard was quite grown over. It's very humid and very
moist there, and so everything grows very quickly. The grass was knee-high.
It was wet. The thorns and vines had grown over the headstones so that
it was very difficult to find the actual names and dates as you walked
through the graveyard. So, it was fascinating to search, and somewhat
disappointing that we could not find his actual gravestone. Although you
could sense his presence and that we were in a very special spot.
28) R. Shane Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
Many of the Broughs of Dresden can trace
their family ancestry to the Broughs of Leekfrith in the 1500's. Between
the 1600's and 1800's, a number of Broughs moved from their agricultural
areas of northern Staffordshire southward to the towns of Stoke-on-Trent,
Trentham, Burslem, Wolstanton, Longton and Dresden. Richard Brough's "seventh
cousin three-times removed" was Jabez Brough, who worked as a "potter's
presser" and lived in Dresden most of his life.
29) Tami Jo Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
Like Richard Brough, Jabez Brough is also
buried in the Dresden churchyard. Jabez's descendants include Edgar Brough,
Ronald Vincent Brough, and Ronald Peter Brough. The genealogical relationship
between the descendants of Richard Brough and Jabez Brough has been proven--using
genealogical and historical records and scientifically-based Y-DNA testing.
30) Michael C. Brough (Member, RBFO):
From 1886 to 1890, Samuel Richard Brough--a
grandson to Richard Brough--served a four-year LDS Mission to the British
Isles. During this time Samuel gathered hundreds of names of his family
and deceased relatives for eventual LDS temple work. Samuel lived to be
90 years old and died in 1947. However, during his many years of family
research and communication, Samuel came to believe that many of the Broughs
of Staffordshire were related to one another. And this has now been proven
through extensive genealogical research and scientific DNA testing.
31) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
After Richard Brough married Mary Horleston
in 1825, they named their first son Richard Brough Jr. Richard Jr. was
christened in 1827 in Longton, Staffordshire, and later married Rosannah
Myatt in 1846. He worked as a coal miner, a potter and a brick-burner
in Staffordshire. Richard and Rosannah raised five children--including
Richard Myatt Brough who was born three months prior to their marriage.
Richard Myatt Brough was definitely the son of Rosannah Myatt, but according
to DNA evidence he was probably the stepson of Richard Brough Jr. However,
Rosannah Myatt's grandmother was Margaret Brough--who was actually a "seventh
cousin" to Richard Brough who married Mary Horleston. So the descendants
of Richard Myatt Brough are probably Broughs by "adoption" through
their male Brough surname line, and Broughs by "blood" through
their female Myatt ancestry.
In 1866, Richard Myatt Brough married Elizabeth
Bradburne, and they named their first son Thomas Myatt Brough. In 1885,
Thomas Myatt Brough left England and sailed to Australia, where he married
Ellen France in 1888 in New South Wales. The eighth child of Thomas Myatt
Brough and Ellen France was Roy Victor Myatt Brough, who married Margorie
Black in 1922. The first child of Roy Victor Myatt Brough and Margorie
Black was Roy Edward Brough--who married Norma Hall in 1946, and who subsequently
provided the RBFO with the genealogies of his Australian ancestors and
relatives. Roy Edward Brough's son, Roy Victor Brough, married Joanne
Ralfe in 1970. Other descendants and relatives of the Broughs of Australia
include Thomas Brough and Joan Ellen Brough of Queensland--who are children
of Roy Victor Myatt Brough; and Edward Richard Myatt Brough who married
Catherine Howard Dawson, and their nephew Douglas William Howard who married
Joan Gordan. During the past several years, the Broughs of Australia and
America have occasionally visited each other--with Bonnie Youngberg of
Idaho visiting Roy and Joanne Brough in Australia in 2004, then Roy and
Joanne visiting RBFO members in Utah in 2005, and Marshall Ward Brough
visiting Roy and Joanne in Australia in 2009.
32) James (Jim) Harvey Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
Back in England, some of Richard Brough
and Mary Horleston's children and grandchildren worked in the Staffordshire
potteries during the 1860's and 1870's. For example, Richard Brough's
youngest daughter, Mary Ann Brough, married Robert Evans in 1865, and
worked as a "Potters Transferer" in Longton from about 1861
to 1881. Mary Ann joined the LDS Church in 1857, and was present at both
of her parent's deaths. Both Mary Ann and Robert Evans are buried in the
Longton Cemetery near Spring Garden Road, but no memorial stones are now
33) Lou Jean Flint (Board Member, RBFO):
Thomas Brough was the second son of Richard
Brough and Mary Horleston. He joined the LDS Church in 1848, and married
Jean Paterson--who was usually called Jane Paterson--in 1851 in Staffordshire.
In 1856, Thomas and Jane--and their two small children--Martha Jane and
William George Brough--sailed from Liverpool, England, to Boston, Massachusetts,
aboard the ship "Horizon"--which took 35 days to cross the Atlantic
34) Marsha-Lynn B. Nelson (Member, RBFO):
Because of limited finances, Thomas and
Jane Brough settled in the area of Bethalto, Madison Co., Illinois, where
they farmed for seven years. In 1864, Thomas and Jane and six of their
children left Illinois, and as Mormon pioneers they walked for three months
and traveled over 1,200 miles to Porterville, Utah--where they made a
new life for themselves.
35) Robert M. Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
During their first winter [in Utah], Thomas
and his family lived in a 12' by 14' dugout in a hillside near Porterville.
[By 1867,] Thomas Brough--along with his younger brother, Samuel, had
begun making the first bricks in Porterville--as they had learned how
to make such bricks in their native England. Thomas and Samuel--and some
of their sons--later manufactured high-quality bricks that were used in
constructing a number of buildings in Porterville, Kaysville, and other
areas or northern Utah.
36) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
These two bricks--that are about three to
four inches thick and about eight and a half inches long--were made in
Porterville by William George Brough, who is the second son of Thomas
Brough. William George Brough was born in Longton, England in 1855, and
died in Porterville in 1904.
37) Richard (Dick) L. Brough (Executive Vice-President,
Between 1867 and 1881, Thomas and Samuel
Brough operated the old Brough Brick Yard in east Kaysville. Today, the
LDS Crestwood Wardhouse in east Kaysville is located on the spot where
Thomas and Samuel once operated their Brough Brick Yard.
While I was serving as Bishop of the Kaysville
12th Ward, we had a need to build a new chapel, and we began looking for
property and located the spot where this building now stands. But it was
several years later that we discovered that this was the spot of the old
38) Lou Jean Flint (Board Member, RBFO):
From 1877 until his death in 1882, Thomas
Brough served as the first Bishop of the LDS West Porterville Ward. His
wife, Jane Paterson, was a midwife and practiced nursing for 31 years
in Porterville and nearby areas. Thomas and Jane Brough had eight children--three
boys and five girls. Thomas died in 1882, and Jane in 1903. They were
both buried in the Porterville Cemetery--which is located on top of a
hillside that overlooks part of the Morgan Valley.
YouTube, Part 4 (7:07 minutes)
39) Lezlie Ann Anderson (Vice-President, RBFO):
Elizabeth Brough was the second youngest
daughter of Richard Brough and Mary Horleston. She joined the LDS Church
in 1847, and married Samuel Cartlidge in 1852 in Staffordshire. In 1856,
Elizabeth and Samuel sailed from Liverpool to Boston; and in 1857 they
settled in Bethalto, Illinois. Elizabeth and Samuel were divorced in 1863.
In 1864, Elizabeth married Enoch Tipton in Madison Co., Illinois, and
then traveled from Illinois to Utah. Elizabeth had two children by Samuel
Cartlidge and three children by Enoch Tipton--including William Enoch
Tipton, who is shown here. Enoch primarily worked as a farmer and coal
miner in Utah and Wyoming. He and Elizabeth lived in a home that once
stood in front these trees which are located about 2/1/2 miles south of
Randolph. Elizabeth Brough and Enoch Tipton are both buried in the Randolph
40) Richard (Dick) L. Brough (Executive Vice-President,
Samuel Brough was the youngest son of Richard
Brough and Mary Horleston. He joined the LDS Church in England in 1857,
and married Elizabeth Bott in 1858 in Staffordshire. In 1863, Samuel and
Elizabeth sailed from Liverpool to New York, and then traveled to Utah.
During 1864 and 1865, Samuel and Elizabeth and their children lived in
a dugout in a hillside in Porterville, Utah. In 1870, Samuel went to Randolph
and built a two-room log house located near 200 North and 200 East. When
his family moved to Randolph in 1871, Samuel sold his farm in Porterville
to his brother, Thomas Brough.
41) James (Jim) Harvey Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
In the 1870's, Samuel Brough built a large
brickyard in Randolph. He then made bricks for the LDS Church House, the
old high school, and for most of the brick homes in Randolph. In the 1880's,
Samuel built a beautiful brick home in Randolph for his wife and children--for
he and Elizabeth had eleven children--four boys and seven girls. Besides
being a brickmaker, Samuel operated a lime kiln, was an excellent surveyor,
experimented with many kinds of grass and hay seeds, and owned cattle
and horses. He was also a very religious man and attended to his LDS Church
affairs with real dedication. Samuel and Elizabeth Brough are both buried
in the Randolph Cemetery.
42) Janene B. Wood (Secretary and Treasurer, RBFO):
The Richard Brough Family Organization--or
RBFO--is one of the oldest and largest [ancestral] family organizations
in the world. In 1969, my father, Hyrum Carter Brough, officially started
the Samuel Richard Brough Family Organization in Utah; and in 1983, that
organization was incorporated into the RBFO. During the past forty years,
the RBFO has conducted extensive genealogical and historical research
on the Broughs of Staffordshire, England, and their descendants. Today,
RBFO Officers and Board Members represent thousands of Brough descendants
living on several continents and in many nations, and the RBFO website
receives over 40,000 visits a month.
43) Alison B. Allred (Member, RBFO):
Since the 1890's, Brough Family Reunions
have been held in northern Utah. This one was held in 1978 in Bountiful;
and this one was held in 2000 in Kaysville. Several years ago, the RBFO
began sponsoring International Brough Reunions--such as this one held
in 2005 in Randolph and Kaysville, Utah
44) James (Jim) Harvey Brough (Board Member, RBFO):
In 2008, an International Brough Reunion
was held in Meerbrook, Staffordshire, England. Over one-hundred Brough
family members and relatives, from various places in Europe and North
America, attended this memorable event--which featured brief historical
presentations, early family documents, and great food and wonderful conversations.
45 R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
As a practicing Christian and member of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I believe in the eternal
nature of the family and in the importance of genealogy and family history
work. Also, I feel that as people gain a better understanding of the lives
and trials of their ancestors they more fully appreciate who they are
and what they have, become less critical and more forgiving of others,
and strive to conduct themselves in a more honorable manner--because they
soon realize that "no man is an island" and that how I live
today may impact my posterity for generations to come.
46) Richard (Dick) L. Brough (Executive Vice-President,
While the doctrines of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints teach the eternal significance of genealogy
work and family history, people of all faiths and walks of life can enjoy
the friendship and love that comes from being involved in such work. In
fact, the many different families and religious beliefs within the Richard
Brough Family Organization--the RBFO--have only added to its strength
47) R. Clayton Brough (President, RBFO):
I hope you've enjoyed this video--that covered
nearly a thousand years of family history. In behalf of all the officers
and members of the Richard Brough Family Organization, I wish you the
very best of happiness and success in documenting and enjoying your own
Thousand Years of Family History in 37 Minutes,
Deseret News, March 2, 2010 (shown below)