Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopeida, Andrew Jenson, Page 673
Lewis, Tarlton, the first Bishop of Salt Lake City, was born May 18, 1805, in Pendleton (now Anderson), South Carolina, the son of Neriah Lewis and Mary Moss. He moved with his parents to Kentucky in 1809, married Malinda Gimlin March 27, 1828, and moved to Macoupin county, Illinois, in October, 1833. Becoming a convert to "Mormonism," he was baptized by his brother, Benjamin Lewis, July 25, 1836, and moved to Caldwell county, Missouri, in 1837. There he shared the persecutions of the saints, being wounded at Haun's Mill at the time of the massacre, Oct. 30, 1838. Early in 1839 he moved with his family, consisting of wife and two children, to Quincy, Illinois. In October, 1839, he moved to Commerce (afterwards Nauvoo), and later spent nine months in the Black River country, getting out timber for the Temple at Nauvoo. Still later he took charge of the cranes in hoisting materials for the erection of the Temple. He was ordained a High Priest and Bishop and set apart to preside over the Fourth Ward in Nauvoo, under the hands of Joeph and Hyrum Smith, and acted in that capacity until the expulsion of the saints from Nauvoo in 1846. After spending the winter of 1846-1847 at Winter Quarters, he crossed the plains as one of the original Utah pioneers in 1847, and took charge of the ox-teams on the journey. After arriving in the Valley he was appointed to act as Bishop of Salt Lake City, which position he held until Salt Lake City was divided into several Wards. In the fall of 1848 he was sent back to meet President Brigham Young and the incoming companies; there he met his family, whom he had left at Winter Quarters the year previous. When Salt Lake City was divided in February, 1849, into nineteen Wards, he was chosen as first counselor to Bishop Edward Hunter of the Thirteenth Ward. Late in 1850 he was called to assist in locating a settlement in Little Salt Lake Valley, and thus he became one of the founders of Parowan, where he acted as Bishop until the spring of 1858, when he was called to settle at Minersville, Beaver county. Here he resided until January, 1873, when he moved to Sevier county. In the fall of 1877 he was called to act as Bishop of the Richfield Second Ward, which position he held until he moved to Teasdale, Piute county, Utah, where he died Nov. 22, 1890.
Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopeida, Andrew Jenson, Page 611
Lewis, Tarlton, Bishop of the Richfield 2nd Ward, Sevier Stake, Sevier Co., Utah, from 1877 to 1878, was born May 18, 1805, in Pendleton district, South Carolina, the son of Neriah Lewis and Mary Moss. He was baptized July 25, 1836, ordained a High Priest in 1839, by Joseph and Hyrum Smith, and ordained a Bishop of the 4th Ward in Nauvoo in 1839, also by Joseph and Hyrum Smith. He was set apart to preside over the Richfield 2nd Ward July 16, 1877, by Orson Hyde and Erastus Snow. He died Nov. 22, 1890.