I have been told that my family is married into the Ridgeway Family. My Great Grandmother was Edna Ellen Lowery who married Alvred Rood.Her father was James Lowery born 1843in TN (maybe MO), died 1905 Custer County, NE. (Civil War Vet) His father is an unknown person, maybe born early 1800s, PA.His mother was supposed to be a Ridgeway who was born possibly in Illinois.His Grandfather John Ridgeway fought in the Black Hawk War, conflict between the Sac and Fox and the United States in 1832. After the War of 1812, whites settling the Illinois country.John's Great Grandfather is supposed to be Samuel Ridgeway and his Great grandfather Capt. John Ridgeway, both whom fought in the revolution.