See Spanish American Genealogical Association Journal Vol. 1, 1997, pps. 26-43.
The progenitors of the Cadenas of Northeast Mexico and South Texas are Juan De La Garza y De La Cadena and Maria De La Garza y Villarreal. Their son: Gregoria Javier Villarreal Cadena 1725-1792 married (2nd Wife) Lugarda Saiz Serna. Her line can be traced to Ferdinand II of Aragon.
The Cadena's are related to the Marques De La Cadena who relocated to Paris, France in the 1830 via New Orleans, LA.