Other family names connected to the ELLIOTT & BARNHART in and near Caldwell (Ray and Dekalb) Counties are: HARMON, HYDER, & SHUFLER (SHUFFLER/SHOUFLER).
BARNHART is a name of some fame, for Clarence Lewis Barnhart was one of the pre-eminent dictionary makers of his day, chief editor of Thorndike-Barnhart, whose graded dictionaries many of us used in school. Clarence's father Franklin Barnhart was born in Caldwell Co. and lived there in his early decades. His son Clarence, the lexicographer, was born in Caldwell or possibly Clinton Co. in 1900. For more on Clarence, see Wikipedia.