Brough Family Organization
www.broughfamily.org

Erecting and Preserving
Brough Pioneer Monuments

     The Brough Family Organization (BFO) occasionally erects monuments to Brough pioneers. Shane Brough, BFO President, has stated that "These recent stone memorials explain in considerable detail the faith and history of Brough pioneers and their families." And Clayton Brough, BFO Genealogist, has said that "A lot of discussion and planning went into designing and erecting these new memorials so that they add but do not detract from earlier monuments to these pioneers." The pictures below show some of these monuments.
     The importance of erecting faith-promoting memorials and historical monuments has often been mentioned by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). For example, in the LDS Church News of November 26, 2011 (page 10), Richard E. Turley Jr., assistant LDS Church historian, stated the following about the recent Granite Monument erected to the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon in Liberty, Missouri: "It may, with good sense, be asked, 'Why do we build such monuments?' 'It is to remember important events in the history of the Church, events in God's ongoing relationship with His children.' God's people are commanded to keep records, and those include not just books and manuscripts 'but also art, artifacts and historic sites....' 'The tradition of creating monuments and sacred places goes back almost to the beginning of the Bible,' Brother Turley noted, citing references in Genesis and Joshua. He said he has been on every continent except Antarctica and has seen monuments around the world commemorating events of Church history. 'The purpose for which we erect this monument is 'to remember the great things the Lord has done for His children,' and that phrase appears again and again in the Book of Mormon, Brother Turley observed. 'It appears there because the Book of Mormon tells us that having monuments like this and recording the information about the history of the Church helps to build faith and pass it on from generation to generation'."

Historical Monument Erected in 2012 to
Thomas Brough (1832-1882) and Jane Paterson
in Porterville, Utah

Historical Monument Erected in 2012 to
Samuel Brough (1839-1911) and Elizabeth Bott
in Randolph, Utah

Historical Monument Erected in 2012 to
Elizabeth Brough (1834-1896) and Enoch Tipton
in Porterville, Utah

Historical Monument Erected in 2011 to
Samuel Richard Brough (1857-1947) and
Phoebe Adeline Cherry and Ann Eliza Carter

in Bountiful, Utah

Gravestone Corrected in 2003 of
Elizabeth Brough (1834-1896) and Enoch Tipton
in Randolph, Utah

Gravestone Identified and Inscribed in 2012 of
Mary Ann Brough (1823-1884) and William Curtis
in Salt Lake City, Utah

Lost Gravestone located in England in 2013:
Jesse Yelton Cherry, A Mormon Pioneer Missionary

Future Gravestone planned for
John Brough (1831-1915) and his Family
in Salt Lake City, Utah

     John Brough (1831-1915), a Mormon pioneer from Durham, England, and his two wives and two of their children are buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Unfortunately, no headstones mark their gravesites.
     The Brough Family Organization (BFO) hopes to eventually place a new memorial stone to John Brough and his family members in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The following picture shows this work-in-progress.

RBFO International Headquarters: 115 East 800 North, Bountiful, Utah, 84010, USA.
Email: officer@broughfamily.org