|Date of death:||1865|
|Also known as:||Willie|
|Relationships:||Elam Ferguson - friend, deceased|
|Behind the scenes|
|Portrayed by:||Jesse Lipscombe|
William was a railroad worker who dies after being kicked in the head by foreman Daniel Johnson's horse.
- Main article: Season 1
During a difficult day Elam takes William to the water bucket before their designated break time. Foreman Daniel Johnson berates them for breaking the rules. As he closes on them his horse rears and kicks William in the head, killing him.
Elam is upset by the death. He tells Cullen that William was an idealist who believed that the emancipation proclamation would give them a new life. He later kills Johnson in retaliation. ("Pilot")
|Season 1 appearances|
|"Pilot"||"Immoral Mathematics"||"A New Birth of Freedom"||"Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai"||"Bread and Circuses"|
|"Pride, Pomp and Circumstance"||"Revelations"||"Derailed"||"Timshel"||"God of Chaos"|