Ma_Haskew, I do have names of ancestors of Juan Salas and Cipriana Troncoso but they are just names, I don't know anything about them. Benito's sister, Otilia Salas Brown was my great grandmother. I know that her husband referred to her as his little indian probably because of stature, skin color and he probably knew of her background. He had been known to say that she was of Yaqui Indian descent. I do know that Benito had been a bugler at the Fort in El Paso, Fort Bliss, I think.
I have done a little bit of work on the children of Juan Salas and Cipriana Troncoso but of course nothing is ever complete. R.G.