Charlotte Elizabeth Shockey

Charlotte Shockey

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Charlotte E. Shockey
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Account confirmed 16 Nov 2014 | Charlotte's 40186 contributions | 3302 thank-yous received
Shockey-96 created 13 Nov 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 14 Jan 2018
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Categories: Chocolate Needed | Descendant of Johann Christoffel Schacke | Sperry's of Connecticut | Harlem High School (GA) | Photographers | Greeters | Global Family Reunion Project | Clan Napier | MtDNA Haplogroup H | Aries | Shockey Name Study | Sperry Name Study | Brewer Name Study | Dyess Name Study | DNA 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
Charlotte Shockey participated with The Great Lakes Team during the 2016 Source-a-Thon, adding 1,018 sources to profiles. (2nd place) Team Great Lakes improved 1,214 profiles total and was 5th top sourcing team.
Charlotte Shockey participated with A Rose By Any Other Name during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 2,763 suggestions. (3rd place) Team Roses improved 11,977 profiles total and was the top cleaning team!
Charlotte Shockey participated with Team Roses during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 1,138 sources to profiles. (6th place) Team Roses improved 11,433 profiles total out of 53,245 and was THE top sourcing team.
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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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).
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
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.
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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 14 Jan 2018 at 17:36 GMT Joel Conboy wrote:

Thanks Charlotte! So far so good and haven't hit any unanswered questions yet.

On 13 Jan 2018 at 17:18 GMT Konstantin Pantsenko wrote:

I have tried to import data from my gedcom file, but still can't find GEDCOMpare Report, although when I click on my uploaded gedcom file it says: GEDCOMpare Report: Complete.

Actually tried twice to upload same gedcom file, still no report. I have not got confirmation email either.

On 13 Jan 2018 at 15:16 GMT Lee Wise wrote:

Thanks for your welcome message. I like the WikiTree concept. I will add only relatives for whom I have sufficient proof. This will take some time. I'll be in touch when I have questions!

On 13 Jan 2018 at 13:39 GMT Misty (Rish) Musco wrote:

You know what I just realized? We are not only 7th cousins, but I am connected to you on both my maternal and Paternal lines. So there is the William Dyess line and our 10th great grandmother Katherine Banks Isham. It will be neat to see what I DNA comparison comes up with.

On 13 Jan 2018 at 06:43 GMT Tom Warren wrote:

Thanks again for the conformation, in answer to you question, I got started over 40 years ago when research was a crawl around the country. And Librarys, and librarys and ordering books etc.

Looking forward to this experience and will probably be asking a lot of questions regarding format until I get more acquainted with wikitree. Thanks again, Tom

On 13 Jan 2018 at 05:30 GMT Brittani Evans wrote:

Hi Charlotte, thank you for the confirmation. All my life I watched as my grandmother searched for information on her grandfather (who it seems abandoned his family). My twin sister and I have taken turns, through the years, of trying to find him. Last year we got some more information, and we were able to trace his line, although we still don't know what became of him.

On 13 Jan 2018 at 05:23 GMT KJ Vickery wrote:

Thanks for welcoming me!

On 9 Jan 2018 at 11:42 GMT Tina (de Armas) Greer wrote:

Hi Charlotte, I have a few questions about sources. I have taken pictures of my major ancestor's web pages that I have been working on for a few years. The reason I did this is that I have decided to not renew my membership with them and I wasn't sure if I'd have access to all my findings. Do I just source these pages or do I actually have to put the Death Certificate, Census book page,etc., etc.? Thanks for your help.

On 7 Jan 2018 at 21:15 GMT Etta Smith wrote:

Hello Charlotte: Thanks for contacting me as a new to Wiki tree. I see you are probably a distant cousin through the Dyess family. Looking forward to our continued interests.

On 7 Jan 2018 at 20:55 GMT Jack McNally wrote:

Hi Charlotte. Thanks for the confirmation! I have been doing geneology off and on for 10 years or so. My mother's side has lots of available info -- I have it traced back to England in the early 1300s. My database has about 2600 names in it - I'm pretty sure its 95% correct...


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