Elizabeth's father Samuel Mead
(ca1707-1784) was born in Bucks Co., PA, to William Mead from
Buckinghamshire, England, and wife Elizabeth. William was the
son of Matthew Mead of Bedfordshire, England. Matthew of Bedfordshire
was the son of Richard Mead and wife Joan.
Elizabeth's mother Mary Downey
was the daughter of James Downey from Co. Antrim, Ireland, and
Hannah Ellet. James arrived in Pennsylvania 1 Jun1711 from Dalenderry
Parish, Co. Antrim, Ireland, and was accepted by letter into
the Falls Mo. Mtg. of Bucks Co., PA. On 12 Apr 1712, he married
Hannah Ellet, born 1692 in Bucks Co., the daughter of William
Ellet and wife Mary Burt from Somersetshire, England, whose Somerset
baptismal records we have.