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 Elizabeth Brough Tipton

Elizabeth Brough Tipton

Longton, Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority, Staffordshire, England
Death 15 Feb 1896 (aged 61)
Randolph, Rich County, Utah, USA
Burial Randolph, Rich County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 85766028 · View Source
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Elizabeth Brough was born on 17 May 1834 to Richard Brough and Mary Horleston in Lane End, Longton, Staffordshire, England. She was christened on 1 June 1834 in St. John's Parish Church (of England), Lane End, Longton. In 1840, Elizabeth Brough's father, Richard Brough, had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (L.D.S. Church), and when Elizabeth was 13 years old she decided to join her father's new-found religion and became the first child of Richard Brough and Mary Horleston to join the L.D.S. Church. Elizabeth was baptized into the L.D.S. Church on 17 May 1847 in the L.D.S. Longton Branch.

On 25 January 1852, Elizabeth married Samuel Cartlidge in St. Peter, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (Samuel Cartlidge was christened in 1832 in Longton, Staffordshire). By 1856, she and Samuel, along with her older brother Thomas Brough and his wife Jean (Jane) Paterson and their two children, prepared to leave their native England to emigrate to America, where they wanted to join the rest of the L.D.S. "Saints" in Utah.

On 25 May 1856, Elizabeth Brough and Samuel Cartlidge, along with Thomas Brough and Jane and their two children, left on the ship Horizon, from Liverpool, England. The Horizon was commanded by a Captain Reid, and the "Mormon company" aboard this vessel was under the direction of Edward Martin. Aboard the Horizon there were 692 adults, 136 children and 26 infants, totaling 854 passengers. Thomas and Jane and their children-and possibly Elizabeth and Samuel-paid their own fares and were therefore booked as ordinary passengers, while the majority of the Mormon immigrants aboard were funded by the Perpetual Emigration Fund of the L.D.S. Church. The ship Horizon reached Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, on 30 June 1856.

Shortly after arriving in the northeastern United States, Thomas's money ran out, and he and Jane were forced to stop in Pennsylvania where Thomas then worked just long enough in the surrounding coal mines to obtain enough money to get him and his family to Madison County, Illinois. It is possible that Elizabeth and Samuel went with Thomas Brough and his family to Pennsylvania because Samuel Cartlidge and Thomas Brough were both described as "Coal Miners" in the 1860 Census.

By the middle of 1857, Thomas and Jane Brough had settled in, Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois. There Thomas rented a farm, and for the next seven years, from 1857 to 1864, he grew corn and raised hogs and other farm animals. Also in 1857, Elizabeth and Samuel moved to Illinois, where their first child, Mary Jane, was born on 14 December 1857 in Bellville, St. Clair, Illinois. Unfortunately, Mary Jane's health was very poor and she died the following year, in 1858.

In 1860, Elizabeth and Samuel Cartlidge were living in the same area of Illinois as was Thomas and Jane Brough. According to the 1860 Census, both families were living in Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois on 11 July 1860. Two months after the Census was taken, Elizabeth gave birth to their second child, Josephine Cartlidge, on 7 September 1860, in Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois. Between 1861 and 1862, something negative happened that seriously impacted the relationship between Elizabeth Brough and Samuel Cartlidge, and they were divorced in 1863 in Madison County, Illinois. (Note: There is no record of Samuel Cartlidge ever joining the LDS Church.)

On 20 February 1864, Elizabeth married Enoch Tipton in Madison County, Illinois. (Enoch Tipton was born in 1835 in Asterley, Pontesbury, Shroprshire, England, and baptized into the L.D.S. Church in April 1854. Enoch and his brother, Elijah, and Elijah's wife Emma and their one-year old daughter, Sarah, came on the same ship "Horizon" as did Elizabeth Brough and Samuel Cartlidge. In 1860, Enoch Tipton was residing--along with his widowed mother, Sarah Tipton--in Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois. In fact, it appears from the 1860 Census report that Elizabeth Brough and Samuel Cartlidge, Thomas Brough and Jean (Jane) Paterson, and Enoch Tipton, all lived in close proximity to each other while they resided in Bethalto, Madison, Illinois. Also, Thomas Brough and Enoch Tipton were living "next door" to each other while residing in Bethalto.)

In mid-1864, Elizabeth and Enoch Tipton left Illinois for Utah. They probably did so at the same time that Elizabeth's brother, Thomas Brough, left Illinois for Utah. Thomas and Jane Brough made the three month trip to Utah between 15 June 1864 and 18 September 1864.

Elizabeth Brough and Enoch Tipton had their first child, Eva Nell, on 2 October 1867 in West Porterville, Utah. In 1871, Elizabeth's younger brother, Samuel Brough, had moved his wife (Elizabeth Bott) and family from Porterville to Randolph. During the summer, Samuel Brough was a farmer and brickmaker, but during the winter he went to Almy, Wyoming to work in the coal mines. Like Samuel Brough, Enoch Tipton may have also done something similar, for Enoch is listed in the 1870 Census as a "Farmer" and in the 1880 Census as a "Coal Miner." On 1 October 1872, Elizabeth gave birth to their second child, William Enoch, in Almy, Wyoming.

In the mid 1870's, Elizabeth and Enoch were still residing in Randolph, where their third and last child, John Tipton, was born on 26 March 1875. Unfortunately, John died two days later on March 28.

In the 1880 Census, Elizabeth and Enoch are listed as living in Kaysville, Utah-where Enoch probably assisted Thomas and Samuel Brough at the Brough Brick Yard located in east Kaysville. Also, the 1880 Census reports that their family then consisted of three children: Josephine (Cartlidge), Eva Nell and William Enoch.

Enoch Tipton died on 21 June 1888. Elizabeth Brough Tipton died on 15 February 1896. They were both buried in the center of the Randolph City Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 85766028
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Brough Tipton (13 May 1834–15 Feb 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85766028, citing Randolph City Cemetery, Randolph, Rich County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by R. Clayton Brough (contributor 47699379) .