William T. Jones (c. 1842-?)
William T. Jones graduated from the class of 1860. He was named the Recording Secretary of the Alumni Executive Council in 1861. Jones was listed as a “messenger” in New York in the Institute’s 1871 Nineteenth Annual Report. It is possible that he and Andrew J. Jones (class of 1861) were related and William T. Jones also became a member of the press. There is a possible census match on a William T. Jones in the 1860 Federal census, age nineteen with a birth year of 1841. This William T. Jones was from “Philadelphia Ward 1, Precinct 10” living with a father named Thomas, mother, Mary L. Jones, sister, Hester Palmer, and brother-in-law, John Palmer. Andrew J. Jones is not mentioned in the household.
“Notice,” The Christian Recorder, September 28, 1861; Board of Managers of The Institute for Colored Youth, Objects of the Institute for Colored Youth, with a list of the officers and students, and the nineteenth annual report of the Board of Managers, for the year 1871, Philadelphia, 1871; 1860 Federal Census, “William T. Jones, Colored Male, Mother: Mary L. Jones, Father: Thomas Jones, Sister, Hester Palmer, Brother-in-Law John Palmer”, Ward 1 Precinct 10, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1151; Page: 489; Image: 495; Family History Library Film: 805151; Objects of the Institute for Colored Youth, with a list of the officers and students, and the annual report of the Board of Managers, for the year 1862, Philadelphia, 1862.