John Lindsey owner of the Evergreen Ficklin farm, was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, April 2, 1834. and is a son of Thomas and Mary (Blackburn) Lindsey. They were both natives of Ireland, and after their marriage came to this country in about 1820. They were both descendants Scotch-Irish ancestry and were members of the Presbyterian church. The father died in 1873, aged about sixty-five years ; the mother died when our subject was about twelve years old.
Mr. Lindsey was reared on a farm and received a common-school education, and was engaged in farming in Ohio up to September 14, 1855, when he emigrated to Illinois and located on a farm in Edgar county, which he rented some three or four years. He then bought forty acres and tilled this until 1874, when he removed to Kansas and remained there for about two years and a half, at the end of which time he returned to Illinois and located near four acres, which he bought and still owns. He resided on this farm until 1885, when he came to his Evergreen farm, which contains one hundred and sixty acres.
In 1853 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Ebert, who was also born in Fairfield county, Ohio. She is a daughter of Daniel awl Mary (Gaul) Ebert. To their marriage have been born ten children. John Lindsey is one of the devout and useful members of the Methodist church. He is a pleasant, affable gentleman, has accumulated a considerable competency, and resides in a beautiful home where he is surrounded by the modern conveniences and comforts of life which fittingly crown an active and successful career.