About the Book

This uniquely written compilation presents genealogical facts, and family lore about a man many East Texans fondly refer to as Goldie. Upon reading about this true American frontiersman, you will discover Thomas Charles Holmes had a thirst for independence, strong family ties, savvy business dealings, hardships and successes.

You will gain insight into this devoted father of eight children and their lives from birth to death. Written in chronological context beginning in the early American Colonial Era and ending right after the Civil War, this book also contains over 350 images of pertinent historical records, including land deeds, marriage and death certificates, journal pages, family bibles, photos, newspaper clippings, and so much more!

This dedicated Patriot left a rich legacy that continues to thrive in the generations that succeed him. Thomas Charles did not just bear witness to history; he helped shape it all the days of his life.

Join Us!

The Texas Archeological Society in East Texas has invited the author to present historical highlights about the life of Thomas Charles Holmes at their November 2023 meeting in Newton, Texas.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information contact Ruth Dusan (409) 379-5694 or Dickie Dixon (936) 671-1419.

When: Monday, November 6, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. refreshments; 6:30 p.m. presentation
Where: Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 308 High Street | Newton, Texas
RSVP: Email Judy Kimball at [email protected] or send text to (415) 412-1083

About the Author

Judith “Judy” Kimball is the 5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Charles Holmes. She was raised in Texas, specifically Jasper, Orange, and Jefferson Counties. As an avid researcher with a love of history, Judy especially enjoys discovering family roots and has spent many decades helping family and friends connect with their ancestorial past. For her on-going efforts, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented Judy the prestigious Volunteer Genealogist of the Year award in 2013. She currently resides in San Francisco with her husband and two Siamese cats.

Monday, November 6, 2023 at First United Methodist Church, Newton, Texas