I've only been able to prove that Thomas and Mary Elizabeth had three children: Addie, Lucy, and baby Thomas. However, another online genealogist insists that they had a first-born son, William, in 1848. Based on Irish naming patterns and the fact that Thomas father was named William, I think she is probably right.
In searching for death information on Lucy, I discovered her mother and newborn brother were buried in the Lexington Cemetery. They are both listed in the Lexington Cemetery online database. This past Friday I had the opportunity to take a day-trip to Lexington and explore my Probert/Dimond roots.
I cannot describe the beauty of this historic cemetery. It includes a National Cemetery with veteran graves, a mausoleum housing the remains of Henry Clay and his wife, and the family of John Hunt Morgan of Morgan's Raiders fame. I was surrouded by old-growth trees that made it pleasant on a day with a heat index of more than 100 degrees.
There were so many clues! I now know that another family member died as a result of his participation in the Civil War. He was in a Kentucky regiment that fought for the Union. Another grave memorialized a young man who died in the Spanish-American War in 1898. I also learned that the family spelling for "Dimond" was interchangeable with "Diamond". The lot was purchased by James L. Dimond. I believe he was Mary Elizabeth's uncle and the brother of her father, Joseph. I can find no record for Joseph beyond his second marriage in 1844 and I presume he was dead at the time of his daughter's death in 1854.
But wait . . . there's MORE! Stay tuned.