James G. Reed

James cash-claimed  a quarter in 33, 8N 48W in 1891.  His heirs completed a timber claim in 32 in 1896, so he must have died in the 1890's.

One James Reed is in 1880 Denver on Champa Street, a bookkeeper in a boarding house, 30, born in Canada of Scotch parents.  Two households down is the Wm. Gilpin family, 57,  - occupation "ex-Governor of Colo."

In 1880 Fort Collins, James W. Reed is a carpenter, 43, born in England, with Ormie, 30, Delaware.  A carpenter and a painter are boarding with them, so they're enterprising people.

Another James Reed is in Bent County, beginning in 1870.  He's born in New York about 1844, and is a grocer. He's buried in Bent County #  39738672 - dying in 1924.

Another is a saloon keeper in Chaffee County in 1880,

Another in Pueblo, born about 1844, running a hotel.

Any of these are possible.


Dec 4, 1889 -Holyoke -  Frenchman column - "H.T. Reed is happy over the arrival of a fine boy.  We understand he expects to engage in farming on an extensive scale soon."