..in 1852.Searching for information on his parents.
This is what I have from his obituary:Colonel J.W. Lindsey passed peacefully away last Wednesday at his home on Pennsylvania Avenue.He was born in Pike Co. Ohio March 23, 1830, and came to Delaware in 1852.After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan Univ. in 1858, he became a permanent resident of the city, and has resided here since that time, with the exception of the years spent in the army.He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.For many yeas he was a prominent business man in the city, conducting a bookstore on N. Sandusky St.The last time he was able to be out was Thanksgiving day, and since that time his health has gradually failed on account of dropsy.He is the last of a family of six children, his father and mother having died while he was attending college.Surviving him is his widow.Their only child having died many years ago.The funeral conducted by Dr. J.F. Shaffer, will be at St. John's English Lutheran Church.
January 28, 1902 - Obituary Col. J.W. Lindsey was born in Pike Co. OH March 23, 1830 and was within 3 mo. of 72 yrs. when he died last Wednesday.He remained in the count of his birth until 1852; when he came to Delaware & entered O.W.U., graduating in 1858.During this time his mother and father died.He being the eldest of six children, he assumed responsibility and care of his brothers and sisters.At the age of 31 yrs. he enlisted as a private in Co. C of the 4th O.V.I. and entered the Civil War.After service of five months, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant an subsequently transferred to the 48th Reg't. O.V.I. and was regularly promoted until he received the rank of Lt. Col.He was wounded at Pittsburgh Landing.He also participated in Gen. Bank's Red River expedition, where he was wounded and taken prisoner, carried to Mansfield, LA.Here he remained for three months, then was exchanged, and returne to Camp Chase, OH, after which he returned to his regiment.On August 11th, 1864 he was married to Adelia Evans, Bishop Thompson conducted the service.The following year Mr. Lindsey embarked in the merchandise of books in this city, which he continued until 1896, viz: 31 yrs.Though Col Lindsey was the eldest of six, yet he outlived them all.... Written by Rev. J.F. Shaffer
July 18, 1893 James C. Evans died last Saturday at his residence on E. William St.Mr. Evans was born in Licking Co. December 29, 1816 and removed to this city 41 years ago.He leaves a widow [Abigail Ayers Evans]and six children, Mrs. J.W. Lindsey and Mrs. Eva Thompson of this city, Mrs. C.W. Kerr of McKeesport, PA, Howard A. Evans of Franklin Co., Dr. Arthur E. Evans of Columbus and J.F. Evans now of the west.