The profile of the line of George Gray and Lucinde Schultz was contributed by Errol and Valerie Cross. The pictures were taken by the Jarvis / Keller Studio at the Corner of Ward and Loomis in Little Falls. Find out more about this early Mohawk Valley family by mailing Errol and Valerie. "The Gray / Shultz family was old time Herkimer and we have a fairly long record of some of them."


George Gray (Samuel3, Samuel2, Andrew1) was born August 21, 1809 in Palatine, NY. He married Lucinde Schultz, the daughter of Johan Schultz and Elisabet Wagner. George was a partner in Prowse & Gray of Herkimer (William H. Prowse and George H. Gray, purveyors of drugs, crockery and groceries, and also life and fire insurance agents). A shoe maker by occupation, he was also Justice of the Peace for Montgomery Co. NY. Lucinde Schultz was baptized January 30, 1815, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

George Gray and Lucinde Schultz had three children:
- Margaret Gray was born about 1834 in NY State.
- Jordan Gray, was born January 5, 1837 in Palatine, Montgomery, New York and died September 26, 1915 in Brazil, Clay Co. IN.
- Webster D. Gray was born about 1847 and died in Lamont. CA in 1915.

Jordan Gray was born January 5, 1837 at Palatine, Montgomery, New York, and died September 26, 1915 in Brazil, Clay Co. IN. He married Marietta Wood. Jordan was a train engineer.

Picture of Jordan and His Train Taken July 4, 1914 in Washington

Jordan's obit from the Brazil Weekly Democrat (9/30/1915) had this to say:


Jordan Gray, a retired engineer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George A. Small, at 111 East Kruzan street, at 5:50 O'clock Sunday evening, after a protracted illness of cancer of the throat, aged 78 years, 8 months and 21 days. The deceased was a native of New York state and had not resided in this city long. He is survived by two daughters and a son, Mrs. George Small, of this city; Mrs. Gabe Anderson, of St. Louis, and Wm. H. Gray, of Syracuse, N.Y.; also by a brother, W. D. Gray, of Lamont, Cal. The funeral service will be conducted at the residence at 10 o'clock Wednes. morning, Rev. F. J. Stinson officiating, and will be in charge of the Knights of Pythias, of which he is a member. The interment will be made at Cottage Hill Cemetery [Brazil, IN]

Jordan Gray and Marietta Wood had two daughters and one son:
- Jeanette Gray was born January 23, 1863 in Syracuse, NY and died January 18, 1942 in Seattle, WA.
- A second daughter, first name unknown, married Gabe Anderson and resided in St. Louis, MO in 1915.
- William H. Gray resided in Syracuse, NY in 1915.

Jeanette Gray, daughter of Jordan and Marietta, was born January 23, 1863 in Syracuse, NY, and died January 18, 1942 in Seattle, WA. She married (1) Milton T. Trotter, a farmer and son of Milton Trotter and Hanora O'Keafe, on October 30, 1883 in Decatur. Macon, IL. Milton is buried at Fairlawn Cemetery Sec H, Macon Co., IL. Jeanette married (2) George A. Small about 1904. An address book shows him living in Seattle. Jeanette was buried January 20, 1942, at Evergreen Cemetery, Seattle, WA.

Jeanette Gray and Milton Trotter had one daughter, Sue (Kenyon) Trotter, who married Newell Kenyon. Sue died in Indianapolis in 1947.

Edgar Lionel Trotter, son of Jeanette Gray and Milton Trotter, was born October 26, 1890 in Decatur Twp, Macon Co., IL. Married to Florance Myrtle Cook October 12, 1912 in Indianapolis, IN, Edgar died April 23, 1947 in the Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA. Edgar Lionel Trotter came to Seattle In 1914 and joined the National Bank of Commerce in 1918. His wife Florance Myrtle Cook, a housewife, was buried February 21, 1983, at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle.

Margaret Gray, the only daughter of George Gray and Lucinde Schultz, was born about 1834 in NY State. She married the prominent merchant George Keller, of Little Falls. George was owner of Keller Hall, 1 Keller Block, and was also a purveyor of groceries, provisions, wines and liquors.

Margaret Gray and George Keller had five children: Horrace Keller, born about 1846; Libby Keller, born about 1847; George Keller, born about 1848; George E. Keller, born 1850; and Ida Louise Keller, born about 1854 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY.

Ida Louise Keller was born about 1854 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY. She married Charles Carroll Jarvis. Their daughter Susan Keller Jarvis, was born October 13, 1890 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY. Susan married Hary H. Eckler on June 11, 1913 in German Flats, Herkimer, NY.

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