I am researching the McBeain family. John was born June, 1857 in Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Alexander C. and Mary McEachren McBean. He imigrated to Towner County, North Dakota in March, 1894 where he homesteaded on 160 acres in Dash Townshhip. John died October 15, 1908 and was buried in Dash Township cemetary.