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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tyler Berry

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, September 30, 2020
1. Tyler Berry
Inscription.  Tyler Berry, Jr. (12.4.1912-2.27.1996) was the original Tennessee Volunteer, Lawyer, Farmer and Outdoorsman and always a man of integrity and honor. Growing up on the Reams Fleming Place and Chadwell Place, he energetically ran his traps before school and chopped wood following school. His favorite haunt was the out of doors, especially hunting, shooting and fishing. One day he dug and set 144 fence posts by himself.

His law practice was always interesting in his representation that ran the gamut from Tennessee citizens, to banks to Williamson County to many others, with a even a few moonshiners from the “Little Texas” neighborhood just east of his home at Highland Hall on the Reams Fleming Place. One time his courtroom prowess was demonstrated when he again won a trial, using his vast ballistics knowledge to cross examine an expert witness and demonstrating his vast knowledge of ballistics and love of firearms.

As a practicing lawyer while raising his son Tyler III and daughter Sara Avalyn with his wife Sara McGavock Roberts Berry (after whom he named "Sara Boulevard” on Rural Plains) when they lived
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, September 30, 2020
2. Tyler Berry
in Franklin on 3rd Avenue, the life experiences could have easily been the model for To KilI A Mockingbird. When World War II arrived, that volunteer spirit for action consumed Tyler Berry who served overseas in the Pacific Theatre both with the artillery and following the hostilities on the legal defense team for the 1st War Crimes trial, that of General Yamashita.

Returning to his family and his love of farming and resuming the practice of law in Franklin and Williamson County, Tyler Berry served his community as a civic leader and always being a forceful spokesman for fairness, justice and equality.
 
Erected by Berry Roberts Hughes McBride Halfacre Reams Fleming Holdings, LLC and Sara Avalyn Berry Swain - Franklin Tennessee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCharity & Public WorkWar, World II.
 
Location. 35° 51.525′ N, 86° 49.671′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Peytonsville Road and Long Lane, on the right when traveling east on Peytonsville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4404 Peytonsville Rd, 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. Franklin Noon Rotary Rodeo (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Historic Shooting Range
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, September 30, 2020
3. Tyler Berry
(approx. ¾ mile away); Halfacre Reams Fleming Family Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Franklin High School Gymnasium Windows (approx. 0.9 miles away); Epworth United Methodist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Edward Swanson (approx. 3.2 miles away); West Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); "The Harrison House" (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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