Lewis, Tarlton 

Biography

18 May 1805–22 Nov. 1890. Farmer, carpenter, colonizer. Born in Pendleton, Pendleton Co., South Carolina. Son of Neriah Lewis and Mary Morse. Moved to Kentucky, 1809. Married Malinda Gimlin, 27 Mar. 1828, likely in Simpson Co., Kentucky. Moved to Macoupin Co., Illinois, Oct. 1833. Baptized into LDS church, 25 July 1836. Moved to Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1837. Wounded during attack at Hawn’s Mill settlement on Shoal Creek, Caldwell Co., 1838. Moved to Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, 1839. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, Oct. 1839. Ordained a seventy, 19 May 1839. Ordained bishop of Nauvoo Fourth Ward, 21 Aug. 1842. Ordained a high priest, 28 Aug. 1842. Moved to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), 1846. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley, 24 July 1847. Served as first bishop of Salt Lake City, 1847. Served colonizing mission to Iron Co., Utah Territory, Dec. 1850. Served colonizing mission to Minersville, Beaver Co., Utah Territory, spring 1858. Moved to Richfield, Sevier Co., Utah Territory, Jan. 1873. Died in Teasdale, Piute Co., Utah Territory.