He was the first child born to settlers in Chicago. The son of General Beaubein, was born in one of the buildings belonging to Fort Dearborn on Jan 26th, 1822. I believe it is now the site of teh Chicago Cultural Ceneter on Michigan Ave. In 1845 he went went with his father to live on their farm on the Des Plaines River. He Returned in 1862 and was employed by the Chicago Police Force.