Charlotte Elizabeth Shockey

Charlotte Shockey

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Charlotte E. Shockey aka McLaughlin
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Account confirmed 16 Nov 2014 | Charlotte's 33849 contributions | 2644 thank-yous received
Shockey-96 created 13 Nov 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 19 Sep 2017
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Categories: Descendant of Johann Christoffel Schacke | Sperry's of Connecticut | Harlem High School (GA) | Photographers | Greeters | Global Family Reunion Project | CSRA Georgia Research Assistance | Clan Napier | MtDNA Haplogroup H | Aries | Shockey Name Study | Sperry Name Study | Brewer Name Study | Dyess Name Study | Profile Improvement Project.

Charlotte was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
Charlotte is a Lutheran Christian. They attended the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Augusta, GA.



Charlotte Shockey was born in Georgia. (other info is private)
Charlotte is a dancer, since she was 5: ballet, tap, jazz (see dance photos). Her dance school later migrated into hip hop and character dancing also. She has taken a few classes in ballroom and learned the Lindy Hop from a friend very quickly back in High School.
Charlotte is also still close friends with Da Cru from Harlem High School. As well as several of her 1st and distant cousins, dance friends, and Sarah Tracy (her wine partner).
Charlotte also has been doing photography since she was very young first using her mother's Kodak Instamatic on trips. She taught herself what she knows through books and the few classes she had. She enjoys creating interesting images through composite which she found through doing a 365 Day Self Portraiture project that she feel short on but enjoyed none the less. She also used her photography skills in several productions of TV Shows that never were shown on TV. She received the 34th Annual Telly Award - Bronze Entertainment for "Georgia Boy's Grits N Glory" teaser as Art Director, Graphic Design, and Still Photography. The other shows she worked on were "Honky Tonkin USA" and "Kingz of Swing".
Charlotte loves to travel especially if it's to a National Park. U.S. National Parks Passport
Charlotte has many creative outlets from creating jewelry, to painting, to graphic designs.
Charlotte enjoys wine. She loves trying new wines and rating them on Vivino. At the end of 2014 she started brewing her own wines at home hoping to eventually start her own vineyard in the Winchester, Virginia area (if she can win the lotto).
Charlotte is on the Executive board and a Charter Member of the Heart Songs for Veterans, Heart Songs Corporation & Records, Heart Songs Radio, Project Lips families.[1]
Charlotte became a Greeter for Wikitree on 4 Oct 2016. She enjoys greeting new members to the WikiTree family! March 2017 she joined a sub-group of the Greeters that are called "the Messengers". On 7 Jun 2017, Charlotte became a Project Coordinator for the Ambassador Project.
Charlotte joined Direct Cellars on 1 Feb 2017 as a Wine Representative & member for this fast growing Wine Club. Shockrina Direct Cellars
One Name Studies (leader/co-leader):

Awards & Achievements

1995 Most Improved Dancer - Colson Dance Studio, Augusta, GA
1996-1997 Outstanding Beginning Art/Photography Student
1997-1998 Outstanding Photography Student
1998 Honorable Mention in the Images of Freedom Student Photography Competition for Law Day (ABA)

Regional Winner - Georgia School Art Symposium
Outstanding Artistic Excellence for the 20th Annual Agnes Markwalter Youth Art Competition

2000 Congressional Exhibition
Honorable Mention for her photograph named "Bo Light Ear"
2013 34th Annual Telly Awards - Bronze Entertainment
"Georgia Boy's Grits N Glory" teaser as Art Director, Graphic Design, and Still Photography
1-3 Oct 2016 Source-A-Thon!
Bib #105. 2nd place winner sourcing 1,018 profiles.
5th place Team winner - Team Great Lakes with 1,214 sourced profiles!
22-24 Apr 2017 Clean-a-thon!
3rd place Individual winner with 2,763 errors cleaned! 1st Place Team winner - A Rose By Any Other Name with 11,977 errors cleaned.
30 Sep - 2 Oct 2017 Source-a-thon!
Bib #11. ?? place Individual winner with ?? profiles sourced! ?? Place Team winner - A Rose By Any Other Name with ?? profiles sourced.
Fountain Pen
Charlotte has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.

Family History

My interest in finding out my family history started in Mrs. Odom's class at Harlem Middle School. The assignment was find out the origin of your surname and recreate your coat of arms. I found a Shockey in the English origins but could never find a coat of arms. So I created a shield with a lightning bolt hitting a key - "Shoc-key". *wink* It wasn't until years later in 2003 that I really started my family database to find out that Shockey was the Americanized version of my surname.
I now enjoy meeting all my cousins no matter how distant. I've started three groups on Facebook one for my Shockey cousins, one for my Sperry's, and another for just my maternal side. I've also attended 5 Shockey Family Reunions (as of 2016) and looking forward to many more. I'll be helping with the Shockey Family Fellowship Inc. website and hoping to one day be on the board. I'm also helping with the Dyess Family website and starting an incorporation for that family group. Attended my first Dyess Reunion on 29 Oct 2016.


DNA Tests Taken:
  • FamilyTreeDNA - auDNA & mtDNA; uploaded to MyHeritage
  • AncestryDNA
  • Genes For Good
  • French, Orcadian, Spanish .. 82.02% (±12.53% margin of error)
  • Tuscan, Finnish, Romanian, Russian, Sardinian .. 17.98% (±12.53% margin of error)
New FTDNA Origins show:
  • 71% - Scandinavia
  • 23% - Southern Europe
  • 6% - Ashkenazi Diaspora
AncestryDNA shows:
  • 77% - Great Britain
  • 7% - Europe West
  • 6% - Iberian Peninsula
  • 5% - Europe East
  • 2% - Italy/Greece
  • <1% - Scandinavia
  • 2% - Caucasus
MyHeritageDNA (via my FTDNA raw data)
  • 53.6% - North and West European
  • 37.3% - Scandinavian
  • 9.1% - Greek
Ancestry DNA Circles of Charlotte Shockey
Charlotte's Genes For Good results

Ancestral Surnames (first 20 gens)

Charlotte Shockey's Ancestoral Surnames
Quick Glance at Surnames in my Tree

Notable Relations

Charlotte Shockey's Notable Relations

Social Media


Follow me on Twitter @shockrina


I post quite a bit about wine, cats, travel, etc Follow me on Instagram @shockrina


I created a Facebook Page to showcase my photography, projects I'm working on, etc.
This is the page for my Shockey's Vineyard, which currently is just home winemaking but eventually I hope to have an actual vineyard in Virginia.


  1. Victoria Caruso, "From Heart Songs to Victory Music - South Plainfield's Jill Pavel is Working to Make Artists Dreams Come True," Arts & Entertainment article, TAP into South Plainfield, South Plainfield, New Jersey, 29 August 2017; online ( : accessed 29 August 2017).
  • First-hand information. Entered by Charlotte Shockey.
  • IMDb
  • Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA, Mark McLaughlin & Charlotte Shockey, Book No. 95. Page 148., Mark McLaughlin & Charlotte Shockey, 17 September 2001; Superior Court of Richmond County, Augusta.
  • Charlotte & Mark McLaughlin - Divorce Papers, Aug 2005, , Columbia, Georgia, USA, , Superior Court of Columbia County.
  • WikiTree Hosts Second Annual Source-a-Thon Press Release; Gave a quote.

DNA Sources

  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 3582.6 cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and her mother Carol Brewer GEDmatch T598194.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3585.8 cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and her father William Shockey GEDmatch T820558.
  • Common ancestors: John E Brewer and Bessie K Clontz is confirmed by a 701.6 cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and her 1st cousin Jamie (Brewer) Fletcher GEDmatch T710721.
  • Common ancestors: Fred L Clontz and Winifred D Bolick is confirmed by a 158.6 cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and her second cousin Elise Jones GEDmatch M239113.
  • Relationship to Gregory Bonifield and Sarah Henley is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364, William Shockey GEDmatch T820558 and John C. Porter GEDmatch T941114 sharing a 15.159 cM segment on chromosome 11 from 126390369 to 132583894.
  • Relationship to John Dyess and Violator Beasley is confirmed by a 23cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and Cammie Mercer GEDMatch T276034.


  • Thanks to Charlotte Shockey for starting this profile.

Digital Afterlife

13 Feb 2017
In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up having to be deleted. While I fully intend to be around to manage all my profiles for the next 50 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my family members or to any of the other wonderful WikiTreers who have collaborated with me. My own personal profile will be left to an active family member and/or Emma, Eowyn and Julie to tend and weed. I'll also have an obituary set up on an unlisted "free-space" to be updated, made public and linked to my profile after my passing. Charlotte Shockey's Obituary

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Followed Tags
Charlotte is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Would love to try to help others find their birth families. It's very rewarding.
to keep up on new things with WikiTree
Looking for other Brewer's of my line to DNA test as well as to exchange info. Jacob Parker Brewer b. abt 1745.
I descend from Richard Brunson of England (1687) who comes down from Cornelius Brownson of England (1528).
Love organizing so things run better or finding a way to easily group together people.
Enjoy finding or adding people to their cemetery category.
looking forward to another fun weekend of hanging out and cleaning up the tree!
Currently correcting errors in my tree and then watchlist. :)
Hoping to get a lot of my DNA matches on here so it'll be easier to triangulate. Plus, hoping the project will help me get better at DNA.
I'm related through the brother, William Dyess, son of John Dyess Sr. & Violator Beasley.
Hope to go to the next one!
Looking forward to welcoming guests and volunteers and getting them started on Wikitree!
To keep up with the group. :)
There are several variants of this surname but the first occurance going up my tree is Lail. The others are Lael, Lagle, Lale. Farthest back we have is Lohl out of Germany in the 1500's.
Following as I'm doing a Shockey, Sperry, Brewer, Pillichody, & Dyess Name Study
Want to help create prettier profiles... do clean up.
Looking for any descendants of Constantine Schindler, willing to exchange info!
Looking for any Shockey cousins to exchange info as well as to DNA test, join FB group, and see at the reunion! Other spellings: Schacke Also, doing a ONS.
Fantastic weekend of fun!
Looking for male Sperry's from the Richard Sperry (England) line as well as the German Sperry's to do Y-DNA test on FTDNA. So we can see if they connect down the line. Other spellings: Spearry, Speary. Also, looking for Sperry males to do DNA tests. Doing a ONS.

DNA Tested
Charlotte Shockey's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Charlotte or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Charlotte Shockey: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H, Mitosearch CBWQ4, FTDNA kit #300156
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Charlotte:

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On 16 Sep 2017 at 04:54 GMT Katherina (Barfield) Brewer wrote:

Thanks for the welcome.

On 14 Sep 2017 at 04:47 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Thanks Charlotte,

for checking on Gerald Jay I guess he was successful, which is great news..

Thanks for checking on him.. Mary

On 13 Sep 2017 at 20:43 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi ya Charlotte,

I have a fellow that has worked some on Ellis county, Texas for me (I lead it) part of us_history... With that I had been helping him, not realizing he was brand new.. Any chance since YOU are working with DNA now, one of you all could physically get his DNA onto wikiTree for him? (how do I know that?, I saw your post on his page, Name is Gerald Jay Stone. (He has my personal email and says he is frustrated, etc... so I hear a call for help..

Here is his link

If you can help him I will be in your debt... and I know he will be so very appreciative.

thanks Mary Richardson-7161

(I used to see you on Messengers, I think....

On 12 Sep 2017 at 08:50 GMT Kieran Fagan wrote:

Very helpful in tidying up my errors, thank you.

On 10 Sep 2017 at 21:47 GMT Susan (Harris) Lewis wrote:

Hi Charlotte, Thanks for the warm welcome greeting. Right now i'm a little overwhelmed, but everything good takes time.


On 9 Sep 2017 at 17:57 GMT Todd O'Brien wrote:

Hi Charlotte, thanks for checking in. I have reached out to your adoption angels program about a week ago and haven't heard anything back yet. Is this typical? As an adoptee, I am very eager to work with one of your adoption angels...Please let me know if you think I should resubmit my form/request or if there is someone you can put me in touch with directly. Thank you!


On 9 Sep 2017 at 16:43 GMT Ron Edwards wrote:

Thanks Charlotte, I'm looking forward to contributing very soon, Kind Regards Ron

On 9 Sep 2017 at 08:59 GMT cj Nairn wrote:

Thanks for the message Charlotte, I am still like a kid in a candy shop and haven't yet slowed down to read the instructions. Thanks for reminding me.

On 9 Sep 2017 at 06:02 GMT De Embree wrote:

Thanks for the follow up message and the offer for help Charlotte. So far things are going really well... Love the WikiTree site. Reasonably intuitive and fairly easy to figure out what to do...

Thanks again... De

On 3 Sep 2017 at 11:03 GMT Christine (Parish) Randall wrote:

Thanks for the welcome, Charlotte. I jumped right in - guess I should have yet all the newbie stuff first. At least I didn't duplicate anyone!

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