Betty Jane Lockwood Pollard & her cousin Glenda Alexander Rogers, both from Oklahoma, visited Caledonia Thursday 27 October 2011.  They met with Washington County genealogist/historian Esther Ziock Carroll at the Old Village Mercantile.  Betty & Esther had been corresponding by way of email & Facebook for several months. 

After having a delicious lunch at the Caledonia Bar-B-Q Company Esther took Betty & Glenda out to the Bellevue Cemetery to search for the graves of their ancestors.  They are researching the surnames of Alexander & Green & may possibly be related to Esther Carroll as she also has those surnames in her ancestry.

After leaving the cemetery they came back to Caledonia to see the historic Presbyterian Church & other old homes in the area.  Mrs. Civey invited them into her home which was built in 1816 by Alexander Craighead.  After a tour of the home & that area of Caledonia Betty, Glenda & Esther came back to Potosi & then went to Esther's house to check out her research materials.  Everyone had a great time & wish to extend their appreciation to the people they met & spoke to in Caledonia for their gracious hospitality.

Betty & Glenda stayed overnight in Potosi & visited the Washington County Library the next day before heading back to Oklahoma.