- Birth Date
- 20 December 1838
- Death Date
- 6 April 1911
Joseph Smith Nelson
He initially traveled to the Valley in 1850 with his parents. Several years later, he crossed the plains again as a teamster for the 1868 Loveland out-and-back company. He is known as Joe Nelson in the Cranney narrative.
- Age at Departure: 11
- Age at Departure: 29
- Out-and-Back Teamster
- 1850 Utah Census, Weber County.
- Cranney, W. D., [Reminiscences], in Harriet Hinckley Eliason, comp., Willard Duane Cranney, Sr.: His Life and Letters, vol. 1 , 9-17.
- Gleave, Herbert, Reminiscence, 3-4, in Breinholt family Histories, 1844-1990.
- "Nelson, Joseph S.," Deseret Evening News , 20 May 1911, 8.