Barbara Ayers Posey received her BA Degree from Tift College in American History, U. S. Government and Sociology. She taught all three subjects in high school. Her MS Degree is from Troy State University in School Administration and Supervision. While teaching high school history in Albany, Georgia, Barbara met and married First Lieutenant (USAF) Albert Durfee McJoynt. She and her husband shared a strong interest in history and travel. Together they made the most of five years stationed in Western Europe. Barbara taught one year for the Dependent Schools in Germany and was a school principal for four years in the same system. She did some doctoral work at Auburn, but quit to live in Italy when her husband went to Vietnam.
Since returning to the United States, Barbara has been involved in many aspects of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR): past Regent of the Kate Waller Barrett Chapter, Virginia; currently a docent at the NSDAR Museum; and Vice Chairman for the 1996 NSDAR National Defense Luncheon. She is also a member of a fund-raising committee for Mount Vernon. In 1995, she co-chair the First George Washington Birthnight Ball under the auspices of Mount Vernon. She is a member (and a past president) of the American Revolution Round Table of DC. She served on the board of Route 1 Corridor Housing for the homeless, and was a trustee for the same organization. She is a volunteer at the Fort Belvoir Thrift Shop.
Upon returning to the US, Barbara and her husband took up permanent residence in the Mount Vernon area of Virginia. Since her husband's retirement, the couple have been most active in traveling back to Europe (often tent camping) and some trips to the Mid East. She assists her husband in research on early European military warfare and on various periods of French history. She and her husband have two children and seven grand children.
Her interest in Adrienne began during the Bicentennial activities. She and her husband were active with the French contingencies during this time. They travelled as representatives of the LaFayette-Rochambeau Society to France for the Treaty of Paris, and were guests for two nights in LaFayette's home, Chavaniac, in Auvergne. Barbara was with the DAR committee in laying a wreath on LaFayette's grave at Picpus cemetery, Paris. When the Count Chambrun, the direct descendant of LaFayette presented Barbara with a book he had written on his great, great grandmother, Adrienne, Barbara's interest was sealed in the study of this wonderful French lady.