Yes, very distant. He is supposed to be the 9th generation from the second son of Ridgways who came to the Philadelphia region in 1700’s and I’m the 11th generation from the first son.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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