This is the well known Walker Sister Cabin. It was built by Wyley King for his daughter Margaret Jane King and her husband John N. Walker. They lived there, along with their eleven children (four boys and seven girls). Six of their daughters remained on the farm, thereby earning it the name "Walker Sisters Cabin." The government began buying land all around the cabin to build a national park, but the Walker sisters refused to sell. Finally, in January of 1941, they sold their 123 acres to the government, with the provision that they could remain there the rest of their lives. By 1953, there were only two sisters left, Margaret Jane and Louisa, at which point they asked the park superintendent for assistance. The park agreed and helped with the farm until the final Walker sister, Louisa, died in 1964. There is a picture shown of three of the sisters, at the top of the Smoky Moutains, with the caption: "The Walker sisters of Little Greenbrier remove seeds from cotton using a gin their father made. The sisters settled in the Smokies after the Civil War. The sisters claimed that 'our land produces everything we need except sugar, soda, coffee and salt."
Wyley King and my ggg grandfather, William Riley King, were brothers.