Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin
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Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin

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I have a tree on Ancestry, but spend most of my time on WikiTree.
  • I am a Sourcerer on WikiTree, as well as a Data Doctor. I participate in weekly and monthly challenges to add sources, write biographies, correct errors, etc.
  • I am interested in researching people from the Bahamas and Key West, where my mother's maternal ancestors are from. In addition to my work on WikiTree with the Bahamas project, I am a member of the Bahamas Genealogy Group.
  • I recently joined the Black Heritage Project. I am writing profiles of former African-American slaves.
  • I am a member of Team Roses in the annual challenges at WikiTree held a couple of times a year for various themes.
  • I enjoy helping family, friends, and new members get started on WikiTree.
Carolyn S. Martin formerly Atkinson
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Mother of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
Profile last modified | Created 26 Feb 2015 | Last significant change: 1 Aug 2021
00:08: Admin WikiTree added the July 2021 Club 1,000 badge for Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin. [Thank Admin for this]
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Winner's trophy
Carolyn won the March 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.
Carolyn won the October 2020 Integrators Challenge!
Carolyn is a participant of the Integrators Challenges

Contents

Biography

Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin has an interest in Clan Stewart, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Carolyn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the April 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge
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Carolyn sourced the most profiles in the 23 Feb 2019 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge
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Carolyn sourced the most profiles in the 16 Feb 2019 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge
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Carolyn tied for first place in the 17 February 2018 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge
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Carolyn won the 10 February 2018 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge
Fountain Pen
Carolyn has written and improved one hundred profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.

I am Carolyn Martin, first child of James Atkinson and Yvonne Stewart. I was born in Jacksonville, FL, but we moved to Key West, FL, my mother's hometown, when I was two months old. My mother and her maternal line were "Conchs". My mother's maternal grandparents were born in the Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas, and immigrated to Key West with their families about 1880.

I started researching my ancestors about 30 years ago. It was my mother's line I was most interested in, but quickly hit a brick wall. It was only the last few years that I began finding pieces to go back a few more generations with family in the Bahamas. People in the Florida Keys genealogy group on Yahoo and subscribers to Gabby Conch have helped me so much in recent years.

I also wanted to find out about my maternal grandfather's family but hit a snag again when I discovered his father was illegitimate and there is no known record of who is father was (or none I have yet discovered). Even after hiring an Ancestry Pro-genealogist to investigate, his biological father has remained elusive.

I had my DNA tested through Family Tree DNA and Ancestry DNA. I have found so many cousins through those tests that I would probably have never connected with otherwise.

On a personal note, I was raised in Key West then went to college at University of Florida (1966-1970) and graduate school at Florida State University (1970-1974). I have a Master's in Clinical Psychology.

My husband and I settled in Tallahassee, Florida. For 37 years I commuted to work at Decatur Seminole Service Center in Bainbridge, Georgia. I started as a psychologist testing people for eligibility for the newly opened program, then later became the behavior specialist senior then social services coordinator, and finally director, before retiring in 2011.

Along the way, I had two beautiful daughters, then later divorced (1986).

I also have an Internet business on Ruby Lane, called Alley Cat Lane Antiques and Collectibles. I love selling antiques and collectibles.

I entered a relationship with Phillip Conte in 1991, that continues to this day.


Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by Carolyn Atkinson at registration.
  • "Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VJL9-1T3 : accessed 15 March 2015), MM9.1.1/VJL9-1TQ: and Carolyn Stewart Atkinson, 19 Jun 1971; from "Florida, Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," index, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : 2006); citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida; and Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research.

Research Note

Ancestry ProGenealogist, Joseph Shumway, was hired in June, 2016, to try to determine the father of Luther Stewart as he was illegitimate and retained his mother's maiden name of Stewart. A comparison of DNA from three great grandchildren of Luther Stewart's, descended from three different Luther Stewart's children, led to the strong suspicion that Luther's unknown father may have been a Comer. All the of great grandchildren have a lot of DNA that match up to Comer people, particularly from Union, South Carolina. The three great grandchildren were Wayman Stewart, Jennifer Yesil and Carolyn Martin. None of the great grandchildren are aware of any Comer ancestors in their line.

Another conclusion drawn from the research was that Daniel Comer was a direct ancestor of Wayman Stewart, according to Wayman's DNA. Wayman is also related by DNA to the manager of this profile, Carl Comer, and another Wikitree contributor, Edward Comer, based on FTDNA. The other two great grandchildren are most likely related to these people as well.

DNA Confirmation

Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Carolyn Martin and her first cousin, Omer Loaden Windham Jr. Their most-recent common ancestors are their grandparents, Joseph Grady Atkinson and Caroline Elizabeth (Freeman) Atkinson. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, based on sharing 838 cM across 35 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.

Maternal relationship is confirmed by a AncestryDNA test match between Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin and her daughter Bree Nicole (Martin) Waugh. Their most-recent common ancestors are James Lewis Atkinson and Jacqueline Yvonne (Stewart) Atkinson, parents of Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin and grand parents of Bree Nicole (Martin) Waugh. Predicted relationship from FTDNA: Mother/Daughter, based on 3,486 cM across 24 segments.


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  • Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H1a3a1, FTDNA kit #250113, MitoYDNA ID T10949 [compare]
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Carolyn,

Thank you for joining the June Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2299 new profiles!

100 Profiles
Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin created 179 new profiles during the June 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Carolyn,

Thank you for joining the May Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3726 new profiles!

We’ve started the June challenge here: June Connecting Challenge

300 Profiles
Carolyn created 355 new profiles during the May 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Thank you for another great month helping us create 4886 new profiles!
100 Profiles
Carolyn created 218 new profiles during the April 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.

Emma

You were amazing as always during the CAT! It's always great working with you on the team. I love how much we get accomplished. Over 30,000 cleaned up suggestions feels pretty good! Emma :-)
Carolyn,

What can I say? You blew me away in the March Connecting Challenge and not only won for a second time in a row, but earned our rare 1000 sticker. Thank you so much for all you have done to grow our tree. We reached 3850 profiles in March and are now up to 6744 total.

Winner's trophy
Carolyn won the March 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.
1000 Profiles
Carolyn created 1259 new profiles during the March 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Thanks for sourcing, Carolyn!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Carolyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the March 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Carolyn,

Thank you for joining our first ever Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2729 profiles! You blew us away with 445 new profiles!

You can add the participation sticker to your profile if you’d like. Connecting Challenge Stickers

Thank you for joining the March challenge.

Emma

Winner's trophy
Carolyn won the February 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.
300 Profiles
Carolyn created 300 new profiles during the February 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.
100 Profiles
Carolyn created 100 new profiles during the February 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Carolyn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the January 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge


Thank you, Carolyn!

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thanks for all the sourcing you did this year, Carolyn!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Carolyn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the December 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
Sourcerers' Challenge Yearly Milestone Summary
Carolyn earned 4 Blue and 5 Red Milestone Owls while participating in the 2020 Monthly Sourcerers' Challenges
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Carolyn, Happy New Year. I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge for this month (January 2021), thank you!  

Could you do us a favor though, and go here:  https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1161764/wikitreers-integrators-challenge-january-2021-happy-year  to sign up officially since you now show up on Jan 2021's Tracker.

Thanks, Dorothy B.

posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Carolyn, Welcome back to the Integrator Challenge, please don't forget to sign up here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1131343/wikitreers-join-join-integrators-challenge-november-2020
posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi, Dorothy. I signed in Nov 2nd.
Thank you Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin for your contributions to the Integrator project challenge..... and for working on many "Barry" profiles as you went through the "needs category".

We appreciate your hard work and dedication to improve profiles and add additional family members that were not yet added. We couldn't believe how you managed to add 1,111 in October!! Way to go!!

Dorothy Barry, Integrator Project Coordinator and also the Barry Name Study manager.

PS: You can add this to your profile as our October winner:
Carolyn won the Oct 2020 Integrators Challenge!
posted by Dorothy Barry
Thanks again, Dorothy. Just curious - why doesn't the Integrator Project have a badge? Or did I just miss getting one?
Hi Carolyn! :) I keep seeing your posts on the G2G thread about if anyone is interested in certain families in Tennessee. Do you have ancestors from Tennessee?
posted by Greta Moody
No, I don't think I do. I am working on the Integrators' Challenge to add profiles to people who are listed in the Needs Profiles category. They are not my relatives, just people I pick off a list to work on.
Thanks for letting me know. It's nice to meet you! By the way,

Carolyn and Greta are 17th cousins once removed (Uncertain) Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin and Greta Moody are both descendants of Margaret (Hexstall) Ferrers.

posted by Greta Moody
LOL! Just shows if we go back far enough we are all related! Nice to meet you too. Good luck with your research.
posted by Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin
edited by Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin
That's true. Same to you, Carolyn! :)
posted by Greta Moody
I'm so glad you were able to join the team for this year's SAT. You were amazing as always! Emma :-)
Hi, Carol!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Carolyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the September 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi  Carol

I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge this month (September 2020), thank you!  

  • Could you do us a favor though, and go here to sign up officially at:current month.... 

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1098067/wikitreers-join-join-integrators-challenge-september-2020?show=1098078#a1098078


And if you can please add your question that you will be working on or the profile marked "needs profiles created" for the challenge. Thanks. 

Got a question, see this page:https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Space:Integrators_Project_Challenge_Outline&public=1   and ....

 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Integrators_Challenge#How_the_Challenge_Works   Also, you can put a sticker on your profile You can do so by adding the words Integrators Challenge with the {{ }} in front and back, in your biography.

Thank you and Good Luck!! Dorothy,  Integrators Project Coordinator.

posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi, Dorothy. I am working on sourcing today. I think I inadvertently hit the integrator's challenge when I meant to hit the Sourcerer's Challenge on one entry. Sorry! No way to change it.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Carolyn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job! We had another month of over 10,000 profiles sourced!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
You were amazing as usual during the Connect A Thon! I love working beside you and love watching all the work you do to grow and improve our Tree. :-) Emma
Hello, Carolyn!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
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Carolyn sourced the most profiles in the Jun 26th, 2020 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge

Congrats Carolyn! You scored the highest with 133 profiles sourced on the Jun 26th, 2020 Saturday Sourcing Sprint!

posted by Alex Stronach
I am amazed and thrilled by this work. You have done an a great service to make this history accessible.

Inspiring. Thank you. Pat

posted by Pat (Norris) Burdick
Thanks so much, Pat for you kind remarks.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Carolyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the June 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you for contributing sources to 294 profiles in the Monthly Sourcerer's Challenge and being awarded a Red Hot Milestone sticker. Thank you.

John Williams

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posted by Anonymous Williams
edited by Anonymous Williams
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Carolyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the May 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay

Thanks Carolyn

Congratulations on being one of the top 10 contributors in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - clean up GEDCom, the challenge led to 6,953 profiles being improved. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing. Look forward to seeing join us for the next challenge.

Janet 

A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

Hi Carolyn

Thank you for participating in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - for Orphan profiles. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing. Look forward to seeing join us for the next challenge.

Janet Wild

A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Carolyn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the April 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Thank you for showing up for Team Roses once again during turmoil for you! Here's wishing next year will be a bed of roses (no pun intended). It's always a delight to work beside you and clean up and grow our Tree. Together we cleaned up 17,685 errors. Nice work! <3
Thanks, Emma. Congrats to you too. You did an amazing number of corrections. At first I didn't see you in our team's tracking and was a bit concerned about you, but then you came out of nowhere and far surpassed us all (except Morgan).
I'm not a morning person so I've decided not to wake up early enough to be up when these thons start anymore. It just starts me off badly. However, that also means I work well into the night with no problem :-)
Hi again, Carolyn!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 700!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Carolyn, you are just wonderful! Thanks for writing the biographies for those profiles I created. I was eventually going back to them, but falling down rabbit holes held me up. Hose bios you did were great! And I truly appreciate it!

Kind regards,

Pip Sheppard

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks, Pip. Glad you approve of them. I was a little hesitant to work on them when I realized they were only a few months old. I can do some more of them if you want, or leave them for you. I just found the Needs Biography profiles. I really enjoy fleshing them out, but I realize my writing style may not be everyone's cup of tea. Thank you for the positive response.
No, go right ahead! I’m just so glad those profiles have someone who knows how to write a real bio and not just a table of contents type bio. You are perfect!
posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi,

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Hi, Steve. I have not been truly active except to add cemetery categories on profiles when I find them. I kind a got burned out doing cemeteries when I first started. I think I set up 8 or 9, took photos and uploaded to profiles I wrote on the deceased, etc. Now I am into data errors, sourcing and writing biographies.

Good luck to the cemetery teams and project members.

Thanks for checking in Carolyn! And a huge thank you for your amazing contributions to our goals!

I'll go ahead and remove the badge for now, but please feel free to join back up in the future if you are ready to work on more cemeteries!

posted by Steven Harris
Thank you, Carolyn!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Carolyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the March 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Saturday Sourcing Sprint Logo
Carolyn sourced the most profiles in the Feb 29th, 2020 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge

Congrats Carolyn! you scored the highest with 86 profiles sourced!

posted by Alex Stronach
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Carolyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the February 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Carolyn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the January 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Great job Carolyn! Thanks for all your contributions to the Sourcerer's Challenges!

posted by Alex Stronach
Hi Carolyn. Thanks for researching and sourcing (and formatting) long-neglected profiles in my family. Much appreciated. :-)
posted by Chris Whitten
Saturday Sourcing Sprint Logo
Carolyn sourced the most profiles in the Jan 11th, 2020 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge

Congrats Carolyn! you scored the highest with 61 profiles sourced for the Jan 11th, 2020 Sourcing Sprint!

posted by Alex Stronach
edited by Alex Stronach
These userboxes look great in comments!
posted by Chris Whitten
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Carolyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the December 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Saturday Sourcing Sprint Logo
Carolyn sourced the most profiles in the Dec 14th. 2019 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge


Congrats Carolyn! you scored the highest with 41 profiles sourced!

posted by Alex Stronach
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Carolyn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the November 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Ah thanks for the correction Carolyn, much appreciated.
So glad you were able to join the Roses for this year's SAT. It was great fun as always. Thank you for your contributions to the Tree. I see below that you got the Red Hot Effort milestone. How cool!

Emma <3

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Carolyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the September 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Thank you, Carolyn, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
My wife and I can now see the relationship of Carolyn Hines Bland's DNA relationship to Susannah Caey Culmer About 1817 in the Bahamas. Thank you so much!
posted by Lewis Bland
Carolyn, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

And congrats on your achievement in the Sourcerers' Challenge for August, too!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Carolyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the August 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Very interesting -- we have no paper trail, yet we share a whopping 76.6 cMs, according to Gedmatch. I see that your Luther Stewart has no known father -- Scott co. MS is right next door to Smith co. MS, where my grandfather's family was from. You match my close relative Lucy Scott (her grandfather is my great-grandfather) with 381 cMs! I have a feeling your Luther's biological father was a very close relative of ours...
posted by Jessica Key