TEXAS BY 1850s believe came from Georgia: Asa FOLLEY also Thomas FOLLEY (FOLLY)in Jasper County. Possible Relations Zachariah ESTES, John L. PONDER. Thomas FOLLY died intestate 2 May 1814 in the county of Jasper, GA. Asa is bound to James FOLLY 17 July 1817; James FOLLY, Zachariah ESTES appointed guardian 7th of January 1822 in Jasper Co., GA.; Matilda FOLLY, Zachariah ESTES appointed guardian 7th January 1822, Jasper, GA. Abel is not mentioned, but believe him to also be a son. Abel FOLLEY's son Benjamin Franklin FOLLEY named one of his sons 'Allen". I believe Abel's brother to be Asa FOLLEY they both were in Perry County, Alabama in 1830 and 1840. Asa FOLLEY is in the Georgia 1820 Lottery for land in Jasper County. Asa married Lydia HOLIFIELD and they had several sons. I am not sure but believe one to be Edward Pinkney FOLLEY (first believed to be Abel's son, but census showed him with only one son). Also possible son Green Washington FOLLEY (Asa deeded Green W. land in Alabama and Green shows up again in Grimes County, Texas) Another son may have been Allen FOLLEY (there is an Allen FOLLEY in the Confederate Army in the Texas Infantry along with Benjamin F. FOLLEY, and E.P. FOLLEY from Texas). Benjamin Franklin's family were in Parker County, Texas by February 1853. His father Abel died in Austin, Texas 1857. It looks like the family was in Georgia prior to 1830 and then to Alabama by 1830 and 1840 and by 1853 in Texas.
Probability of a connection, but need more documentation which seems hard to come by. I would love to know the names of Asa and Lydia's children. this might be helpful. Also if any relationship to the ESTES and or PONDER families. Barbara (Martin) Hughes