Zoe... Lytle M.P. Absher was born 6/14/1823 in what's known as the "New Roe" district where Allen Co. KY, Simpson Co. KY, and Sumner Co. TN meet. He died 10/24/1888 in Sumner Co. TN and is buried in the Durham Family Cemetery in Sumner Co. TN. His mother is Mary Absher (b. 1800 d. 1848). His father is Mitchel Smith (b. 1798 d. unknown) This identity of Lytle's father is verified through Allen County Day Court records where Mitchel Smith was brought forth on a charge of "bastardy" where Mary Absher and Lytle are both named. I believe I have a copy of the court records I can send you if you'd like. I hope this helps.