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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

James L. Read , 8 South 49 West


In 1900 Huerfano County, Henry W. Reed born Aug 1840 in Missouri, married 18 years to Mary E. born March 1860, have Nellie March 1883, George Jan 1884, Grover July 1886, Elman Dec 1887, Irvin July 1890, all kids born in Colorado.

Next household is "Louis", a teamster, born Jan 1875 Missouri, married three years to Fanny Feb 1877 Colorado and their two kids.
Henry Walker Read 1843-1930 is buried in Fort Collins, # 75691107 "1st Marriage: Nancy Ellen 'Nannie' Edgar Read, married 1864, Greene Co., MO 2nd Marriage: Mary Ellen Chrisopc 21 Jun 1882 Fort Collins, CO"


This is probably the J.L. Read in 1880 Vernon County, Missouri, with H.W. 37, Nanie E. 30, Florence 15, F.M. 13, W.R. 10, M. A. 7, J.H. 3, and C.S. three months.

Nancy Ellen "Nannie" (Edgar) Read 1850-1882 is buried in Pueblo # 104843851.
H.W. Read married Mary E. Chresope June 21, 1882, recorded in Pueblo County.

In 1885 Huerfano County, Colorado, Henry W. is 42, Mary E. 34, wtih Fannie 18, Wm. R. 15, Louis 10, Harvey 8, Nellie 2, and George 1.
James L. Read married Frances Rogers Dec 30, 1897, recorded in Huerfano County.
In 1880 Huerfano County, Francis is 1, with parents Thomas and Francis, both born in England.
Walsenburg "1901: James Read of Pryor married Hannah Browning of Starkville, Las Animas county. "
Walsenburg, Colorado "1905: Lew Read of the Spanish Peaks brought in a load of turkeys for Furman and Devaney’s meat market" James cash-claimed a quarter in 20, 8S 49W in 1909.
He's a rancher in 1910 Huerfano County, Colorado, 35 born in Missouri, married twelve years to Annie 31 Colorado, with Maggie 11, Ralph 10, Marie 7, Loise 4, and Fred 1, all born in Colorado. Next household is George F. 26 and his wife Katie 22, both Colorado, with Max, 2.

1908 James Sheridan, - Special Agent left Washington June 20, 1908 for Denver..."Ranch of James L. Read, Rouse, Colo., Sunday, Oct. IS, 1908. Left Aguilar (Colorado) for country at 8 a. m. - Hired team and surrey from George Jones, liveryman Aguilar, Colo. ; expenses for same paid by Mr. Hibbard, surveyor of mineral deposits, G. L. O. - Dense fog all day. Arrived at Read's ranch at 3 p, m. Took affidavit of James L. Read, entryman, Pueblo Township 30 S., R. 67 W, This affidavit to be signed and sworn to next day, this being Sunday. Traveled about 20 miles through bad mountain road. Arranged to stay at Read's ranch for the night. Mr. Jones, liveryman, acted as driver. Read's H. E. improvements excellent. Coal land.
Trinidad. Colo.. Monday, Oct. 19, 1908. Had James L. Read sign and swear to his H. E. affidavit taken day before. Took affidavit of James L. Read, entryman in Pueblo series, T. 30 S., R. 67 W. Went carefully over this to observe improvements. Improvements good, r supply hardly permanent. "

In 1910 Pryor precinct, Huerfano County, James L. is 35, Annie 31, Maggie 11, Ralph 10, Ranie 7, Lise 4, and Fred 1, all kids born in Colorado.

In 1920 Huerfano County, James L. is 46, Fannie 41, with Ralph 19, Nannie 16, Fred 10, Francis 6, and Louise 2.
In 1930 Huerfano County, J.L. 55 and Fannie 51 have Frances 16 and Louise 12.
In 1940 Huerfano County, James 65 and Fannie 61 are alone.

Huerfano County " 'December 23, 1947 the defendant Ralph Read conveyed his property, both real and personal, to his father and mother, namely James L. Read and Fannie Read. 'March 24, 1948 plaintiff filed her action for divorce, and to have the conveyance of said property to the defendants,[119 Colo. 281] James L. Read and Fannie Read, set aside and held for naught. "

The Thomas Rogers Cemetery in Huerfano County has " born 1-23-1875 died 8-5-1957 [born Knobnauster, Mo., James Lewis Read married Frances Rogers 12-30-1897] space 86 "
Thanks to Nancy Christofferson, who wrote "Two of Thomas Rogers's daughters married Read brothers; Fannie who became Mrs. James L. “Lew” Read in 1897 and Katherine "Katie" who was Mrs. George F. Read. These brothers were the sons of Henry W. Read, a veteran of the Civil War from Missouri. H.W. and his wife Nannie moved to the Santa Clara area about 1881 in a covered wagon. Nannie died in 1882 and is probably buried in the Rogers Cemetery. H.W. remarried and left the area in 1913, though several of his children remained. Fannie and J.L. had at least five children, the last of whom to be interred in the Rogers Cemetery being Nancy, who never married, in 1979 and Fred in 1984."
Maggie Read was fifteen, at the Sunrise School, Rouse post office, School District 14 in Huerfano County on Feb 1, 1914.
Maggie Read married John Rick on April 28, 1917, recorded in Huerfano County.
In 1930 Huerfano County, John Henry Rick, 33, Margaret 31, John Henry 11, Thomas L. 10, Ernest R. 2, and Marguerite newborn are all born in Colorado.
In 1940 Huerfano County, John is 43, Margaret 41, with Thomas 19, Ernest 12, and Margarite 10.

John H. Rick, born Feb 4, 1917 in Colorado, mother Reed, died Sept 27, 1967 in Los Angeles COunty.


Robert J. "Bob" Read - Huerfano World - November 7, 2008 - Robert J. "Bob" Read, 56, of Aztec, passed away Sunday Oct. 19. He was born to Beulah and Ralph Read on June 29, 1952, in Walsenburg. Bob graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1970. In July 1985, he moved from Denver to Farmington, which soon became his home. Bob was employed with M&R Trucking at the time of his passing. Bob loved riding his Harley and spending time with his friends. He was loved by many, touched everyone he met, and will truly be missed. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Read; grandparents Robert and Margaret Payne; and Fannie Read. He is survived by his mother, Beulah Read of Walsenburg; brothers Duane and Larry (Elena) Read of Walsenburg; and sisters Dorothy (O.J.) Serna of Colorado Springs and Mary Beth (Lonnie) Scott of Farmington. He also is survived by four nieces, one nephew, two great-nieces, two great-nephews and dear friends Robert "Mongo" Archuleta, Cathy Bardebben, Fancy Fenton, Lauretta Dostaler, Rita Stout and many more. A celebration of Bob's life was held Saturday, Nov. 1 at VFW Post No. 614,201 S. Park Ave., in Aztec.
Henry Read married Elsie Milburn Oct 13, 1897, recorded in Huerfano County.

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