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."