After finding this article, I had a lot of questions:
1) Where did Thomas find time to plant five acres of Irish potatoes?
2) Does the fact that he grew Irish potatoes support the theory that Thomas is of Irish descent? My cousin, Barbara Kaiser Pharo, has an aunt who insists that the Proberts were Irish. I have some contradictory evidence that the Proberts were Welsh. This is a question we've yet to prove.
3) Who was this man? If anything has become apparent to me, it is that Thomas was not one-dimensional. Over his lifetime he pursued so many interests.
4) I also know that almost exactly a year later, Thomas would be dead. How did he have the stamina to grow potatoes in addition to all of his other responsibilities?
We are coming close to the end of our journey to better know our ancestor. I hope to finish up with a couple of more anecdotes about T. H. Probert. And can you believe it? After all of this research, I still have no idea what the "H" stands for.