Any idea where he was born?
Dear Mr. Diley,
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We searched Ancestry for Birth Listings for George Henry Reed which produced multiple hits based on the criteria given. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
Also, please check with the Vital Records department of the state where he was born.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!