Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1951. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1958.
Teacher Rosemary Hall, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1951-1952. Assistant professor Women's College, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1956-1962. Lecturer University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1962-1976.
Independent scholar Birmingham, Alabama, since 1976.
Member American Society 18th Century Studies (board member 1986-1988, treasurer 1989-1996), Southern History Association (board member 1987-1989), Southern Conference British Studies (board member 1979-1983, president 1987-1989), Southern Association Women History (secretary, treasurer 1972-1985), Episcopalian Women's History Project (president 1998-2002).
Married John Martin Schnorrenberg, July 8, 1962. Children: David Martin, Katherine Laura.