John McKeeman of Ballymean, County Antrim, Ireland married Elizabeth Graham and lived in Maryborough Twp, Wellington County, Ontario before relocating to , Lot 22, Concession 14, Greenock Twp, in 1870. The couple had 14 children, One of them, W.J. ,married Margaret Hendry, the daughter of shopkeeper James Hendry, of Glammis. W.J. and his wife had five children, one of them Clyde, later took over the family business. W.J. was an enterprising businessman who started off by selling implements, providing local farmers with many of the first binders and reapers in the area.