Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

John Walker

John Walker holds some cherries from his orchard. He, his wife Margaret Jane, and their 11 children lived in Little Greenbrier Cove and prided themselves on their self-sufficiency. He boasted that he had only spent 50 cents on healthcare for his family. Margaret Jane was an "herb doctor" and a midwife; John was a blacksmith, carpenter, miller and farmer.