Juana Francisca "la vieja" Baca
- Born: Abt 1662, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage (1): Unknown in Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage (2): Francisco Xavier de Sotomayor
- Died: Bef 1718, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
Noted events in her life were:
• Census. 287
To the Royal Crown Restored: p. 62, 94 #105.
Census of the El Paso District from 22 Dec 1692 - 2 Jan 1693. Household # 15
Her age was given as 18 when she was listed in her mother's household in the December 1692-January 1693 census of families at El Paso willing to return to northern New Mexico.
• Name. 191
This Juana Baca was also the progenitor of one of the Luna families of New Mexico. Why some of the children of Miguel de San Juan used the Luna name is somewhat a mystery.
• Information. 191
Juana Francisca "le vieja" Baca was not the same Juan Francisca Baca who was married to Francisco Xavier. According to Margaret L. Buxton in The Other Luna Family, the Francisca Baca, mother of Josefa Xavier, mentioned in a married investigation of 1704, could not be the same Juana Baca who was 6 years old at the time.
Josefa Xavier was raised in Mexico and returned to New Mexico with the reconquest of 1693. At this time Francisco Xavier was widower, and Juana Francisca Baca was living with her father is Pasaxe. She could not possibly the living or dead Francisca Baca who was the mother of Josefa Xavier.
The third piece of evident Buxton use to disprove the Xavier, Juana Baca connection is that Captain Francisco Xavier and hiw wife Doña Francisca Baca were witnesses on 16 Aug 1684 at Real de San Lorenzo to the marriage of José Baca and Josefa Perez Pacheco. (Roots Ltd, Vol. I, pg. 155). Juana Baca was 10 years old at this time.
~The Other Luna Family, pp. 13-14
Juana married in Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.
Juana next married Francisco Xavier de Sotomayor, son of Francisco Xavier and Graciana Griego. (Francisco Xavier de Sotomayor was born about 1655 in Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252 and died after 8 Aug 1704 in Nueva Viscaya, Nueva España.)