👒“How-deeeeee! I’m just so proud to be here!” There is only one woman who is associated with that famous greeting. What if we told you America’s beloved Minnie Pearl’s mother, Fannie House Colley, started out at 1051 W. Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee? Her real name is Sarah Colley Cannon and she is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Franklin. See how all of these homes are connected to our very own @opry superstar Minnie Pearl, who joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1940.➡️

Sarah Colley Cannon’s mother’s parents, William and Ophelia House, lived in the stunning 1873 Queen Anne Victorian West Main beauty after they got married.

In 1947, Sarah married a local Franklin boy, Henry Cannon. Henry came from a prominent Franklin family and spent part of his childhood and young adult life at Wyatt Hall, one of the oldest homes off Franklin Road built around 1805 and across from Harlinsdale Farm. He attended Battle Ground Academy. Henry was the great grandson of John B. McEwen, the Mayor of Franklin during the Civil War. He lives in the Harris-Ewen House on Fair Street.

Henry was a pilot in the Pacific Ocean during WWII, and later owned an air charter service. He flew for Eddy Arnold, Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, and Elvis Presley, just to name a few. Henry later became Sarah’s manager and her pilot.

The gorgeous blue Queen Anne Victorian on 3rd Avenue South was built in 1907 by Sam Fleming, Sr. He founded the Fleming Grain Company. His wife, Cynthia Cannon Fleming was Henry’s aunt.

The 1926 Fleming-Mizell-Ravener stone bungalow next door was built for the Fleming’s eldest daughter and a wedding gift.

🤗Isn’t it fun to see how all of these Franklin homes are connected? {save & SHARE}

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