My family's last name is Gaona through my mothers side of the family. We know very little regarding our Great-grandfather, except that he or his father came from Spain. With the owner of the hacienda in Javier Mina Durango. My grandfathers name was Adrian Gaona, we have but one photo of him and he is wearing traditonal Gachupin clothing which was of a wealthy man at the time. If you don't mind me asking, what part of Durango were your relatives in at that time? My mother was born there at around that time, and there was a lot of Gaona relatives at that time. I believe as far south to Mexico City.