- Born: 6 Sep 1861, Moranding, Victoria 1005,1006
- Marriage: Ellen Mary O'KEEFE on 15 May 1888 in Queensland 400
- Died: 28 Nov 1915, Innisfail, Queensland at age 54 1004,1005
• John had his own grocery business.
When the children were young, there was a disastrous fire in which they lost their home and all of their possessions.
Following a downturn in business and an accumulation of bad debts, John closed down the business and moved the family to Innisfail where he gained employment with the A.U.S.N. Shipping Company.
John married Ellen Mary O'KEEFE, daughter of Matthew O'KEEFE and Julia PAISLEY, on 15 May 1888 in Queensland.400 (Ellen Mary O'KEEFE was born in 1865 in Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland 1007 and died on 20 Nov 1946 in Warwick, Queensland 1007.)
• Ellen and John MacLean married in Townsville on 15th May 1888.
Ellen was a domestic servant, and was 23 years old. John was 26 years old.
Ellen's brother Andrew was witness at the wedding.