Saturday, March 18, 2017



Draft Card ..

Facial Recognition

 Hats from the 1860's..-1890's

Picks !

Trying to "date" old photos.. info on that..


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Maine 17th Regiment of Foot Soldiers

My G.G.Grandfather was in the 17th Regiment in Maine .. Co I
He signed up in Saco, Maine .. I've been researching the various books..
Made copies  From a book I found on a Google Free Books area..
will find the URL  .. "The Campaigns of the Seventeenth Maine"

Below:  Col West commands 439 enlisted men..

166-167 :

------ 168-169:

=== 170-171



==  248-249:

============== 286-287 ..

288 - 289

===== 290-291

=  3 2 1  ===  Company I !!


Trying to find out what happened to the Brand School in Roy, NM that
my ancestor donated.  .. Looking at this pre-Harding County history.
Seeing a lawyer named Melvin Mills from Canada.. a Quaker, who tried to
bring some civility to the desperado land.

Here is the  santafetrailnm link.  with links about the area. ..
Roy is currently in the county of Harding.. but in 1910, that's pre-county time.
This Melvin Mills was the attorney for the Maxwell Land Grant.
 There is a census for the area in 1910, but Brand is not listed on it. Maybe i have the
year off ? or they'd moved in just after the census was taken, and moved away before
the next census was taken. I need to get the dates, if they are available.

On Wiki : Roy has other associated towns/communities. "
CountySeat is Mosquero,  Mills, Sopano, Buyers are the other communities.
Still, that's now and not then, over 100 years ago!
Here's a couple of maps I got off FamilySearch ..   1905 map:

Trying to locate Roy, NM within this part of the Santa FeTrail:   cimarronroute

Friday, February 10, 2017

Family Tree:BRAND

The Scottish side:  ... Brand's and Boyes's

                                   James Duncan & Clara Low
                                       |    ..... Nope... this Duncan family seems to be wrong??
                                               I'm adding in a different tree below.
James Brand & Sophia Duncan
2 May 1697- 2 Sept 1697 -
4] Thomas Brand   &     Isobel Wilson
1741 - ____                     In Lochmaben, Dumfries, Scotland
        |                                                 Richard Boyes     &    Janet Dickson
  In Ceres, Scotland |                                                     |
5]  Robert Brand & Katherine Loudan            James Boyes & Helen Rogerson
1762 - 4 May 1839                 b.1761-1819                         1772 -                 
       James Brand &                           Janet Boyes 
         1799 - 1872                                    1800 - 1859   d. quebec City       
1]-- Thomas Brand          &                   2] Phebe Hanson
         1836 - 1906                                                1844 - 1900
3] Owen Lincoln Brand   &    Alice Lord Clough
        7-6-1866 - 10-24-1939              11-26-1879 - 10-20-1919

Daniel Hanson      &              Hannah _____
1779 -                                      1787 -
         | _____________________|
  Joseph M Hanson      &    Ruth ____________
       1809 -                              1813 -
              Phebe M Hanson                  &         Thomas Brand
                1844 -1900                                     1836 - 1906


1] Siblings of Thomas Brand:
Ellen                       b. 1821- d. 1899
Jane                       b. 1823 - d. 1902
Robert                    b. 1825 - d. 1843 d. Richmond, Quebec
John H. Duckett     b. 1827 - d. 1878 m. Margaret Sanders, 2 Dau & 8 sons
Grace                     b. May 5, 1829 - d. 1/18/1892 in Quebec City, PQ. Married Wm Findlay. D.VT
Mary                       b. 1831 - d. 1919 . B. Quebec City
James (Jr)              b. 1834 - d. 1899  b. Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Thomas                  b. 1836 - d. 1906  b. Windsor,Quebec
Jannet                    b. 1839-1915         b. Quebec City
Isabella                  b.  1841 -1922       b. Richmond, PQ
ElizabethAnn          b. 1844                b. Quebec City
Annie Matilda          b. 1850 - d. 1884  B Newbury, Berkshire, England

note: Sisters :Jane 1836 & Christian 1838 said to be born in Methllic , Aberdeenshire, Scotland. ?

2]  Siblings of Phebe Hanson
Julia A                     b. 1834
Howard ?                b. 1836
Harriet                     b. 1838
Harland                   b. 1840
Ellen M                    b. 1841
Phebe                      b. 1844 - d. 1900
Daniel                      b. 1846
Charles                    b. 1849
3]  Siblings of Owen Lincoln Brand
Owen                       b. 1866
Ruthella                   b. 1868 - 1868
Alice                        b. 1870
James H.                 b. 1875 - 1877        
Helen                       b.7/6/1877  d.9/15/1967
       married Herbert E. Lunge June 20, 1906
 Charles            d @ 1 yr 1881

4]   Thomas's twin was Adam Brand. 15 Feb 1741

5]  Childred of Robert Brand & Catherine Louden
Margaret      1788 -
Thomas        1790 - 1861, 22 Oct.Bridgend, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
John              1794 - 1838
Robert  *        1794 - 1839
James            1799- 1872  Married Janet Boyes
Smart       4Sept1801 - 7 April 1847 b.St Ann's Well, Ceres, Fife
Isabella           1804-1861

Ceres to Lochmaben. 127 miles these days. Wonder how James Brand, from Ceres, met
Janet Boyes, who was from Lochmaben.  I suppose both were Presbyterian (?) .. 

1910 census.Owen   Phebe b. in NH
Censuspage    (Charles * Ida Finley?)

  I hope this fits : .. the new and improved Family Tree :

  Please note that the BLUE Lettering means a sibling.. It helps to have some siblings listed when you are searching.. coz.. sometimes, you get twice the verification ..

A site that shows pictures, tells of the land and of the LANGUAGE :  scotslanguage
at wikipedia:   Ruthwell_Cross  where the oldest cross with Runic inscriptions is.
Once smashed, in 1642, but resurrected in 1823. 
"The Ruthwell Cross is one for the few artistic treasures to have survived from the Angles’ conquest and settlement of southern Scotland.:"    darkage  from the BBC.

Wiki:   Lochmaben  .... and   Ceres,_Fife  and  Glasgow ... 

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Kratom. info off internet

From The Rolling Stone magazine:

What is kratom?
Kratom (scientific name mitragyna speciosa) is a tropical tree in the coffee family indigenous to Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia. Studies have found that in low doses, the substance derived from it can act like a stimulant relative to caffeine, while higher doses create a sedative effect. That is because of two alkaloids in the plant: mitragynine, its main compound, and
 7-hydroxmitragynine. It has been used in Southeast Asia as a therapeutic medicine since the 1800s.
Kratom can be consumed in leaf, capsule or tablet form or brewed into a tea. A concentrated extract of kratom is also available, but buyers beware. "When people start trying to extract the active chemicals, that's when people run into a much greater risk of toxicity," said pharmacologist Walter Prozialeck.

What is kratom used for?
For everything from recreation to self-medication. Some people have used it for an energy boost while others have taken kratom in place of highly addictive prescription painkillers to deal with chronic pain. Then there are those consumers who use kratom to manage their opioid addiction and manage withdrawal symptoms. In fact, kratom has been used to wean opium addicts in Thailand for at least nine decades.
What are kratom's side effects?
Little has been studied about kratom's full range of side effects. What is known is that high dosages of kratom (10-15 grams) can lead to nausea and constipation, according to a 2012 review of available scientific literature on kratom conducted by Prozialeck. Some cases of seizures have occurred, although it's unclear if kratom or a combination of substances was responsible. "It's not that kratom is devoid of adverse events," said toxicologist Ed Boyer, who studied one of the seizure cases with McCurdy in 2008. "The scientifically responsible statement is that we don't know what the full range of those consequences are and under what circumstances they occur."

Research has also shown that people can become addicted to or dependent on kratom. A 1975 study out of Thailand –  where kratom is now banned – found that withdrawal symptoms and psychiatric issues could occur after prolonged use. Subsequent studies through the years have verified those findings.
But is it deadly?
That's not entirely clear. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that poison centers across the country have received 660 called related to kratom-use over a five-year period, many of those incidences seem to have also involved another substance including ethanol and narcotics. Over 65 percent of reported kratom exposure resulted in minor to moderate side effects; while about 26 percent saw no effects at all. Less than a tenth of reports resulted in life-threatening symptoms or death, according to the CDC. But in one fatality, the person who used kratom also had anti-depressants and a mood stabilizer present in their system.
"Most people who looked at the reports of deaths associated with kratom have found, in the mass majority of cases, there have been these compounded factors," said Prozialeck, who teaches pharmacology at Midwestern University. "It's not clear that kratom has been the cause of death."
The same goes for the nine fatalities reported in Sweden, which the DEA citied in part as justification for its ban. Swedish doctors have attributed those deaths to krypton, a derivative of kratom that is adulterated with a blend of caffeine and O-Desmethyltramadol, a potent opioid synthetic. To blame kratom would be misleading.
Interesting enough, all toxicity and fatality reports have emerged in the West. Earlier this year, Dr. Darshan Singh, a Malaysia-based scientist, published a study that found such reports "non-existent" in South East Asia, which has a longer history of kratom use. By contrast, prescription opioid overdose has accounted for about 68% of US emergency room visits in 2010, according to the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Have states banned kratom?
Yes. Kratom is illegal in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin, according to the American Kratom Association, a fledgling advocacy group. Florida has also banned the plant-based painkiller, but only in Sarasota County. Most other states have introduced bills that sought to restrict or ban kratom, but those measures have failed. New York is the only state with pending legislation.
Go to:   drug   for more info..

Ginger Ale:  /ginger-ale 
It’s not surprising, then, that pharmacists had a role in the development of ginger ale as a nonalcoholic brother to ginger beer. Thomas Cantrell, an American apothecary living in Ireland, carbonated his drink with soda water instead of yeast and began exporting the beverage to the U.S. around 1850. This established ginger ale as an American favorite. And according to legend, the Detroit pharmacist James Vernor created a blend of ginger, vanilla, and spices and left it in an oak barrel when he was called off to fight in the Civil War. When he returned, he was delighted by the flavor, and his concoction became a hit in the Midwest. Vernor’s, a fizzy soda with a strong ginger kick, claims to be the oldest ginger ale in the U.S. And in 1904 yet another pharmacist, a Canadian named John J. McLaughlin, created a paler, dryer ginger ale—one that appealed to those who were put off by the sweetness and pungency of Vernor’s. Thus Canada Dry was born. 
...    Canada Dry ginger ale says it’s made with “real ginger” on the label. Chris Barnes, a spokesman for Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, which owns Canada Dry and Schweppe’s (another brand of ginger ale), says the sodas do contain real ginger, but the company won’t reveal how much to protect proprietary formulas.
Ginger soothes the stomach because it contains the compound gingerol, which is converted to another kind of compound—a group called shogaols, said Zick. Shogaols relax the gastrointestinal tract by blocking receptors that cause nausea—much like anti-nausea drugs do, Zick said.

 The Future of Ginseng.. July 2017, WV.. :  ginseng  
  Herbal Library :  .herbalgram.Herbal_Library  
  More herbs:  American Botanical Council.   
Young Living EO . stocks? young-living-essential-oils

cochrane-database  The Cochrane Library .. Database of Systematic Reviews.
                             Enlarged pics from Koehler: