I am a direct decendent of Michael Hoot Linebarger born 1819 in Lincoln Cty ( Catawba Cty.) NC. MY FATHER WAS HOMER FRANKLIN LINEBARGER 1888-1967, my grandfather was Elias Alexander Linebarger 1853-1922, and great-grandfather was Michael Hoot Linebarger, born in NC and died in Springdale Arkansa. Does anyone know where the Hoot came from. Michael Hoot's father was Michael Linebarger,mother was Elizabeth Wilinson daughter of Captain James Wilkinson. Michael was son of Peter Linebarger.