New From the Polley Association

August 18, 2018

We are celebrating a bicentennial milestone in the Polley Association this year! The James Britton Bailey family arrived on the shores of Texas in 1818.

April 30, 2018

Texans have never been shy about sharing our proud history, and with the opening of the brand new San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and Museum, we have another great resource to do just that!  

The museum is situated in the town of San Felipe, Texas, just no...

December 2, 2017

We are very excited to introduce to you the Descendants of Joseph  Henry Polley & Mary Augusta Bailey guidebook.  If you ever wondered how you fit into the larger Polley family, or needed to find how you are related to that fellow descendant you met at the reunion, wel...

November 8, 2017

On November 4, 2017, Polley descendants from around the country gathered at Whitehall to celebrate our shared heritage and learn more about our ancestors that called the Polley Mansion ‘home.’  We began the gathering on the previous night at the Power Plant Grill in Se...

October 10, 2017

For the first time in a decades, the Polley family descendants are going to gather at the Polley Mansion for a reunion on November 4, 2017.  We are very excited to share the story of Joseph Henry Polley and Mary Augusta Bailey at the historic homestead they built toget...

February 2, 2017

Dr. Richard McCaslin, Professor of History at the University of North Texas, will be coming to Whitehall for a presentation on his latest book, Sutherland Springs, Texas: Saratoga on the Cibolo.  The book is about the history of Sutherland Springs, Texas, which of cour...

February 2, 2017

January 21st was a gorgeous day in Wilson County as everyone arrived at the Polley Mansion for the Wilson County Beautification Society award ceremony.  Crowds gathered on the front lawn of Whitehall as Keith and Robin Muschalek were presented with an award for their h...

January 16, 2017

Well, we always knew Whitehall was beautiful, but now it is official!

Keith and Robin Muschalek are receiving an award for Wilson County Area Beautification because of their work in cleaning up and restoring the historic Polley Mansion (Whitehall)!

The award ceremony wil...

May 13, 2016

We are excited to announce that the Polley Association now has an online home!  


One of the goals of the Polley  Association is the preserve the legacy of the Polley family and this website provides a platform for us to share news about the association, the family ceme...

April 26, 2016



The Polley Association sends out a yearly newsletter to all members of the group, and we are now changing over to an email format for delivering the newsletter.


If you are a Polley Association member, please make sure that we have your email address so that you don't...

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