There are some coincidental similarities of Absalom Lard and members of Josiah Lard, Sr.'s family.
Josiah's 4th child, Timothy, was born in KY about 1804/1805 same as Absalom. Josiah's second child, Jesse, 1st married Mary Edwards whose mother was a Turner from SC. Timothy Lard, and Jesse's sons, Thomas and Abraham, ..and Absalom Lard were pioneers in southern Scott Co. MS.
This doesn't prove anything but may provide leads.