My McEntire ancestors traveled through Illinois and were in Bates County, MO (Lone Oak area) for the 1870 census. I know in 1860 there were in Pike Co, IL and by 1880 they were in Hunt County, TX. I don't know how long they stayed in MO, but was hoping to find some land records or something. Any suggestion on where to start looking?
John Z. McEntire, wife Elizabeth, children John S, Clark S, Mary, Marcella were alive and with them at the time. In the 1870 census they are listed as Mackentire.