Hello. Unfortunately I do not have specific information on the family name in TX. I believe that we CORDOVAs all probably descend from a common ancestor. The challenge is to keep researching. The "De Cordoba" progenitor in the New World, according to Fray Angelico Chavez (Origins of New Mexico Families) is Antonio de Cordoba (b.ca 1650, Mexico City) married to Eugenia DeHerrera (b.ca 1655, Guadalupe del Paso). They had 3 children: two sons -- Tomas and Lazaro Antonio, and a daughter -- Ana Maria.
As an example of common descendancy, I grew up in Trinidad, CO, and most of those Trinidad CORDOVAs descend from Lazaro de Cordoba, although I've not yet found the link for my Cordova branch beyond ca 1750 where I have Antonio Abad (sometimes listed as Antonio Aban) married to Juliana Torres.
You can write me directly at my e-mail address: CordovaG@aol.com
if you'd like.
Re: Antonio de Cordoba, Marquez book (La Familia de Cordoba), p. 1
The story of the Cordoba famiy begins in the New World in the 17th centruy with the patriarch of the family, Antonio de Cordoba. Antonio de Cordoba was a native of Mexico City. He married Eugenia de Herrera who was born at Guadalupe del Paso, a District of El Paso del Norte.
On November 14, 1684, Antonio Cordoba was listed in the El Paso del Norte Presidio Muster. Under the command of Sargento Mayor and Captain of the Presidio, Roque Madrid, Antonio de Cordoba passed muster as follows: "passed muster with arquebus, sword, shield, saddlebags, thirgy balls and a pound of powder, a saddled horse and four bareback. In proof of this he signed it with his lordship."
He was still living in El Paso de Norte in 1695 where he was acting as a notary two years after the De Vargas Reconquest. Antonio was listed as deceased when his son, Lazaro, married in 1710.
Family tradition holds that the original Cordoba family, who were blond-haired, fair complexioned and blue eyed, came from the Province of Galicia in northwestern Spain.
MARQUEZ book, p. 1.
It is unknown when Antonio died. He is listed as deceased when his son Lazaro was married in 1710. Maria Eugenia returned to New Mexico with the rest of her family in 1705. Many of the families in this area had lived in New Mexico prior to the Indian revolt of 1680. As early as 1709 she owned land jointly in Santa Cruz de la Canada with her younger brother Miguel. He was murdered around 1712. Eugenia along with her sisters Ana Maria and Isabel are listed during the trial.
p. 165. ORIGINS. Fr. Angelico Chavez
Antonio de Cordoba was a native of the City of Mexico who had married Eugenia de Herrera, born in New Mexico, at Guadalupe del Paso. He was still acting as notary there in 1695, two years after the Reconquest. But his wife, or widow, came to Santa Cruz with her children, for Antonio was referred to as deceased when their son, Lazaro Antonio, married Ana Valdes at Santa Cruz in 1710. A daughter, Ana Maria, married Antonio Trujillo there in 1711.
RE: Eugenia DeHerrera
"Re: Eugenia de Herrera Marquez book, p. 1
It is unknown when Antonio died but Maria Eugenia returned to New Mexico with the rest of her family in 1705. Many of the families in this area had lived in New Mexico prior to the Indian revolt of 1680. As early as 1709 she owned land jointly in Santa Cruz de la Canada with her younger brother Miguel. He was murdered around 1712. Eugenia along with her sisters Ana Maria and Isabel are listed during the trial."