Rebecca Parker Grant, wife of Absalom Turner Grant Sr. and Annie's mother, bought the house from Louisa C. Moss in 1891. The home stood on the west side of North Main Street at Cherry Street. "Miss Annie's" hat shop occupied an added room on the north side of the house. The newspaper announcement of the shop opening stated: "To my many friends in Mocksville and Davie County, it is with pleasure that I announce my millinery opening which is to take place on March 24, 1916. It is needless to say that I will show everything that could be procured in the most up to date styles in millinery and trimmings and I have supplemented my line very largely this season with some beautiful dress fabrics, as well as, new silk novelties." Anne Parker Grant lived from 1866 to 1944.