In an earlier post today, I transcribed an article about the Socorro Land Grant that mentioned that among the people refusing to be part of a Socorro Land Grant lawsuit were land owners Felipe Peralta and Tomas Cordova. I found another article from 1893 that mentioned that Peralta & Cordova were claimants of the La Joya Land Grant. It may be that the claims for the Socorro Grant were infringing on their own claims for the La Joya Grant.
Below is my transcription of an article in the 27 July 1893 issue of the Santa Fe Daily New Mexican:
Messrs. Felipe Peralta y M. and Tomas Cordova, of La Joya, in Socorro county, are in the city as a commission on behalf of the claimants of the La Joya grant, which will come up before the court of private land claims at this term. They have brought several witnesses, among them Nicolas Mascarenas and Juan Y Maldonado, who have lived on the grant for over seventy years. Hon. T.B. Catron is the attorney for the grant. Several flourishing towns are located thereon and some fine bottom land in the Rio Grande valley is contained within its limits.
Source: "Santa Fe Daily New Mexican," database, Genealogy Bank (www.genealogybank.com: accessed 23 August 2017), "Messrs. Felipe Peralta M. & Tomas Cordova....", 27 July 1893, Volume 30, issue 135, p.1.
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