Charles was an enslaved worker at Tuckahoe during the Wight and Allen period. He is thought to have been born around 1818. His name first appears on the inventory list of Edwin Wight’s estate in April 1850 where he was valued at $600. Shortly thereafter, he is listed in Joseph Allen’s account after he acquired Tuckahoe in July of that year. Charles is listed as a field hand. Curiously, his name disappears from record after 1850. It is not known if he was sold after this accounting or whether he passed away.
An 1870 census does show a Charles Harris of the appropriate age as living in another area of Goochland County as a farm laborer however it is not certain whether this is the same man or not. If it is, then it seems likely that he would have been sold by Mr. Allen after 1850.