She was the daughter of Jacob H and Arminta Bernette (Armstrong) Pennington.
Eliza Jane married: 1) John R Sims on 05 May 1861 in Lawrence Co., TN. He died in 1862 in a Civil War hospital, having enlisted in Company A, 48 Tennessee Infantry Regiment. (Sources: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, ancestry. com; and Civil War records, fold3.com) They had one child, Fanny Sims, who was raised by her maternal grandparents.
2) William James Carrell on 17 Sept 1865 in Lawrence Co., TN. (Source: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, ancestry.com) (information courtesy Donna Ownbey Williamson)