William Jones was an enslaved worker that worked at Tuckahoe under the Wight family. He was born around 1816 and prior to his time at Tuckahoe, he was owned by Dr. Wm. A. Selden of Charles City County. In December 1843 he was bought by E. L. Wight and by July 1844 he had run away. Mr. Wight put out an ad offering a $20 reward for his return. He was described as about “five feet, ten inches in height, stout made, of copper color, about twenty eight years of age, and wears a full head of hair”. The ad was run again in November 1844 so we know he was still in hiding at that point but beyond that there is no clear evidence. William Jones is not listed in any of the Allen accounts.