This is the only Tuning birth listed in the 1853-1870 Bath Co., VA. Births book I have published.
John Tuning w/m alive May 8, 1854 Bath Co.
Father: John Tuning Occupation: Farmer
Res. Bath Co.
Mother: Elizabeth C. Tuning
Informant: John Tuning, father
1871-1895 Bath Co., VA. Births no Tunigs are listed
1850 Bath Co., VA. census, age, Occp Place of Birth
182-182 Tuning, John 41 m farmer Nelson, Va
Caroline 31 f Bath, Va
Sarah 13 f Bath, Va
(Denessa) 10 f Augusta, Va
James 7 m Augusta, Va
Peter 4 m Bath, Va
William 5/12 m Bath, Va
Jarvis, James 10 m Rockbridge, Va
Jarvis, Elizabeth 41 f Nelson, Va
If this is your William then he was born 1849-1850 and born in Bath Co., VA.
What county in WV do you think your William was born and what census did you find him?
There is no William Tuning listed at the WV Archives birth records that are on line.