Nelson Stoyell Hollingshead was born 22 Sept. 1824, in York West, Canada. He moved with his Parents to Misouri, and then to Nauvoo, Illinois.
He came to Utah in 1847. He learned to a millwright and worked on Mills in Parowan, Salt Lake City, Parowan, Panguitch, & Minersville. He married Elizabeth Evans 29 June 1861. One of their sons is Abrahm Hollingshead p. 8