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The Escajedas, an early El Paso pioneer family, originally came to the El Paso area from Spain. In 1818 the family received a land grant from King Ferdinand VII of Spain, which was later approved by the Mexican government in 1822, and settled in San Elizario and Ysleta. The Escajeda family papers date 1818 – 2005, bulk 1880 – 1932. Types of records include correspondence, photographs, county records, deeds, legal documents, clippings, a family bible, and other printed material. Arranged in five series (Family members, Family history, Photographs, El Paso and Border Region history, and County and other legal records), these records document the lives and activities of the Escajeda family and the history of El Paso during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.