Near Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Halfacre Reams Fleming Family Cemetery
Located on Reams Fleming Williamson County Tennessee
— Circa 1864 —
The Halfacre Reams Fleming Family Cemetery was first laid out on one of the highest points of the Reams Fleming land. On the other prominent peak to the west was constructed Highland Hall, the land's manor house.
The prominent and suitable resting place was utilized for their only surviving son tragically killed in the waning months of the War Between the States, and shortly before the tragic Battle of Franklin fought just eight days later a few miles to the northwest of the cemetery.
Joseph McBride "Mac” Halfacre, age 25, on November 22, 1864 was shot and killed by a Union soldier when he was serving as a courier (an excellent horseman, knowledgeable of the local territory and possessing the necessary courage, bravery, initiative, determination and resourcefulness to be a courier) in Martin's High Cavalry, Co. B. Rock City Guards, Field's 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, when he was halted at a roadblock near Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Mac's brother in law Henry Reams was summoned to pick up Mac's body in the family farm wagon and return it to Franklin for burial in the family cemetery on Highland
Their children married. Henry Halfacre (1801-1853) and Priscilla McBride Halfacre (1814-1847) were the parents of six children: Adelaide Halfacre; Olivia Halfacre; Mary Halfacre who married Joseph Chadwell; Josephine Halfacre Reams (1836-1918) who married Elisha Henry Reams (1834-1878) and they had two daughters—Ella Reams, who died as a child and Addie Reams (1858-1907) who married William C. "Buck" Fleming (1858-1924) and had three children: Dr. Clifton Fleming; Avalyn Fleming who married Tyler Berry; Reams Fleming who married Beulah Brown; Joseph McBride "Mac" Halfacre (1839-1864) and Henry Halfacre, who died as a baby in 1847.
Those interred at the Halfacre Reams Fleming Family Cemetery include Jacob Halfacre, Col Joseph McBride, Henry Halfacre, Priscilla McBride Halfacre, Mac Halfacre, Olivia Halfacre, Adelia Adelaide Halfacre, Mary Halfacre, Joseph Chadwell, Ella Reams, Addie Reams Fleming, William C. "Buck” Fleming, and Henry Halfacre and others whose tombstones could not be found or records
Erected by The Rural Plains Charitable Foundation, Berry Robert Hughes McBride Halfacre Reams Fleming Holdings, LLC and Sara Avalyn Berry Swain - Franklin Tennessee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 35° 50.878′ N, 86° 49.879′ W. Marker is near Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from Reams Fleming Boulevard half a mile south of McBride Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1021 Reams Fleming Blvd, Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Shooting Range (approx. ¼ mile away); Tyler Berry (approx. ¾ mile away); Franklin Noon Rotary Rodeo (approx. 1.1 miles away); Franklin High School Gymnasium Windows (approx. 1.3 miles away); Epworth United Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Edward Swanson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hood's Retreat (approx. 3.1 miles away); West Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
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