New From the Polley Association

April 26, 2016

We are working on loading the Polley family tree onto the website under the 'Polley Family History' tab. The Polley Association seeks to preserve the Polley family history, as well as help family members and friends find out more about the family.  This family tree wil...

April 26, 2016

On-going efforts are well underway to clean up and restore the Polley House in Sutherland Springs, Texas.  Some of the changes so far include:


  • Massive amounts of trash removed (measured in many, many truckloads)

  • Removal of a 1940's bathroom addition

  • New r...

February 18, 2016

On February 18, 2016, the Polley Mansion was given the designation of being on the 2016 Endangered Places list by the Preservation Texas organization.  This group seeks to bring awareness and assistance to historical structures in the state of Texas that are falling in...

February 17, 2016

On February 17, 2016, a large crowd gathered in the second floor courtroom in the historic Wilson County courthouse to witness the induction of Joseph Henry Polley into the First Pioneers and Leaders of the State of Texas Hall of Fame by the STAR  Day Foundation.  This...

November 15, 2015

There is wonderful news from Sutherland Springs!  


The Polley  Mansion, or Whitehall, has sold!  The house had fallen into ruin over the last couple of decades.  It has been heartbreaking for Polley family descendants and Wilson County history enthusiasts alike to see...

October 24, 2015

After ten years of dedicated service, Melanie Goeth has stepped down as President of The Polley Association.  We would like to thank her for her years of service and contributions that  have enabled the Polley Association to preserve and protect the legacy of the Polle...

September 1, 2015

Child of Joseph Henry Polley and Mary Augusta (Bailey) Polley.

The second of the Polley children, and first-born son was born in January of 1829, just thirteen months after his older sister.  James was born in Brazoria County just after his parents moved back to the are...

September 1, 2015

A brief description of the two wives of James Britton Bailey and the mother and step mother of Mary Augusta (Bailey) Polley.

September 1, 2015

Short Biography of James Britton Bailey, Texan Pioneer.

September 1, 2015

A brief description of Jonathan Polley, husband to Rachel Hubbard and father to Joseph H. Polley, Texas Pioneer.

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