Stepchildren: Andrew Davis, Jennifer Davis. Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1959. Master of Arts, U. North Carolina, 1961, Doctor of Philosophy, 1964.
Assistant professor Moorhead (Minnesota) State College, 1964-1966. Member of faculty department history Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, 1966, professor, 1971. President TLI Associations, Incorporated., 1987-1991.
President Trent Bridge Company, 1991.
National Education Association fellow, 1969-1970, Early American Industries fellow, 1982, Robert Newman fellow, 1991-1992.Pres. Jones County History Society.
Member of New Bern History Society, Organization American Historians, New Haven Colony History Society (director, vice president), Association Study Connecticut History.
Married Gwen Davis Farnham, March 19, 1983. Stepchildren: Andrew Davis, Jennifer Davis;children: Jonathan, Christopher, Julia.