Sophia was the eldest daughter of Charles Jennings [abt 1780-1855] of Monaghan Street, Newry, County Down and his wife Sophia Corley, daughter of Patrick Corley of Clones, County Monaghan.
After the death of Charles Jennings in Newry, her mother Sophia moved the family to Dublin where they lived at 8 Cabra Parade, Phibsborough, Dublin. Close by was Mary Anne Jennings the widow of Andrew Jennings [abt 1793-1869] of North Street, Newry, County Down. She lived at 35 Goldsmith Street. Her son Charles Clarke Jennings, Sophia’s cousin, lived in St. Paul’s Terrace.
Sophia continued to live at 8 Cabra Parade, Phibsborough, Dublin, with her sisters Kate Sophia, and Ellen, and her brother Andrew John, after her mother died in 1871.
She died in 1897 and is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.