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Rocheport, Missouri

Rocheport is a city in Boone County, United States. It is part of Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 239 at the 2010 census. Rocheport includes the Rocheport Historic District, an area with buildings dating from 1830 and, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rocheport was a trading post for Native Americans. After the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead an expedition to explore the western territories. On June 7, 1804, their journey led them to the convergence of the Missouri River and Moniteau Creek near the future settlement of Rocheport. Clark noted the features of the land, flora and native pictographs on the bluffs in his journal; the Sauk leader Quashquame led a village of Sauk and Ioway near Rocheport, along Moniteau Creek in the first decade of the 19th century. Rocheport became a permanent settlement in the early nineteenth century. Rocheport is a French name meaning "rocky port".

The Moses U. Payne House is a historic structured located just outside Rocheport. Rocheport is located at 38°58′46″N 92°33′44″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 239 people, 121 households, 63 families living in the city; the population density was 885.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 128 housing units at an average density of 474.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 91.2% White, 3.8% African American, 2.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population. There were 121 households of which 19.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, 47.9% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.60. The median age in the city was 49.3 years. 16.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 208 people, 101 households, 55 families living in the city; the population density was 774.7 people per square mile. There were 122 housing units at an average density of 454.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.94% White, 3.37% African American, 1.44% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.48% from other races, 4.33% from two or more races. There were 101 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 44.6% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $32,188, the median income for a family was $45,156. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $20,313 for females; the per capita income for the city was $21,483. About 3.5% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 7.0% of those sixty five or over. Rocheport offers a variety of shops, art galleries and outdoor activities. Rocheport is near the middle of the Katy Trail, a 225-mile-long bike path stretching across the state of Missouri, built on a former railroad right-of-way. William Least Heat-Moon, best known for Blue Highways', a chronicle of his journeys to small towns across America David W. Alexander, 19th century Los Angeles, California and sheriff

Alan Hunte

Alan Christopher Hunte is an English former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer who played between 1989 and 2003. He played rugby league at representative level for Great Britain, at club level for Wakefield Trinity, St. Helens, Hull FC, Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds as a three-quarter, club level rugby union for Pontypridd RFC. Alan Hunte was born in West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Alan Hunte made his début for Wakefield Trinity during January 1989, he played his last match for Wakefield Trinity during the 1988–89 season Hunte was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, would play for the Lions in the 1992 Rugby League World Cup Final at Wembley in October, though it was his dropped ball which led to débuting Australian centre Steve Renouf scoring the only try of the match, he played for St Helens from the interchange bench in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final victory over Bradford Bulls. Hunte played right wing, i.e. number 2, in St. Helens' 4–5 defeat by Wigan in the 1992 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1992–93 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 18 October 1992.

Hull paid £250,000 for Alan Hunte when he moved from St Helens in 1997 as part of a deal that included Steve Prescott and Simon Booth, based on increases in average earnings, this would be £430,400 in 2013. Hunte, together with Anthony Sullivan was the 1997 St Helens season's top try scorer. In the 1997 post season, Hunte was selected to play for Great Britain on the wing in all three matches of the Super League Test series against Australia, his speed was shown in the third test when he ran down Aussie speedster Andrew Ettingshausen over a 70m run after giving him a 10m start. Hunte moved to Warrington Wolves and Salford City Reds. Hunte switched codes to Rugby Union, joining Pontypridd RFC in 2000 in a blaze of publicity. Hunte's career at Pontypridd was short lived, however, as he struggled to come to grips with the vagaries of the Union code. Hunte works within the coaching setup at Salford Red Devils as Head of Youth Development. Alan Hunte is the son of the rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s for Wakefield Trinity, Micheal B.

Hunte, Vera Hunte, whose marriage was registered during first ¼ 1969 in Pontefract district, he is the older brother of Alison Justine Hunte. Father to Morgan and Paige. Profile reds.co.uk Profile at saints.org.uk Profile at ponty.net

John Mitford

John Mitford known as Jack Mitford, was a British naval officer and journalist, best remembered for his book The adventures of Johnny Newcome in the navy. Mitford was born at Northumberland; as one of the Mitfords of Mitford Castle he was a cousin to Admiral Robert Mitford the bird-artist and Philip Meadows Taylor, distantly related to Lord Redesdale, William Mitford, the Reverend John Mitford, Mary Russell Mitford. The younger son of a younger son, Mitford had to make his own way in life and he chose a career in the navy; the patronage of his relative Lord Redesdale secured him a place as a midshipman on the Victory in April 1795. Mitford was present at the Battle of Hyères Islands on 13 July 1795; the next year he moved into the Zealous with Captain Samuel Hood, was present at the disastrous attack on Santa Cruz in July 1797, at the battle of the Nile on 1–2 August 1798. Mitford afterwards was with him in 1801 in the Venerable. From 1804 to 1806 he commanded a revenue cutter on the coast of Ireland, from 1809 to 1811 was acting-master of the brig Philomel in the Mediterranean.

In 1808 he married Emily Street of Argyll. The couple had two sons and Charles Bertram, two daughters Frances and Emily; the marriage ended in separation. In late 1811 Mitford received an offer of a position in the civil service from Lady Bridget Perceval, daughter-in-law of the Earl of Egmont, a family connection of Mitford's relative and patron Lord Redesdale; when he returned to England however Mitford found that the position did not exist and Bridget Perceval wanted him instead to join her campaign in support of Princess Caroline. While Mitford was helping Bridget Perceval place letters in the newspapers he was hidden away in Warburton's private asylum in Hoxton, Whitmore House. In the spring of 1813 Bridget Perceval and Mitford'overleaped the bounds the prudence' and a letter in The News purportedly signed by Lords Eldon and Liverpool and promising Caroline a larger establishment was traced to Mitford, who swore that the letter had originated with Lady Perceval and that he had no idea it was a forgery.

Lady Perceval brought a case against Mitford for perjury. Mitford's stay in Warburton's asylum provided him with the material for two anonymous pamphlets exposing the exploitation and abuse of patients, he had petitioned Parliament to inquire into conditions in Warburton's asylums, but without success. "All private mad-houses are alike public evils, that should be destroyed" wrote Mitford. Mitford spent the rest of his life in London, making a living from writing and editing and by all accounts living a hand-to-mouth existence. In 1818 he produced a book of verse, The poems of a British sailor, some of, written when he was at sea and others while he was working for Bridget Perceval; the same year saw the publication of Mitford's most famous work: The adventures of Johnny Newcome in the navy, a poem in four cantos, illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson. Johnny Newcome is a clergyman's son, forced to leave school and join the navy when his clergyman father loses all his money in a banking crash, he embarks on HMS Capricorn at Sheerness and, under the good Captain Dale his career prospers, but in Jamaica yellow fever strikes the ship, Captain Dale dies and is replaced by the bullying Captain Teak, Johnny regretfully leaves the navy.

Another edition of Johnny Newcome appeared the following year, the poem was reprinted by Methuen in 1905. Mitford wrote the poem in six weeks whilst sleeping out in Bayswater Fields under a shelter made of nettles, washing in a gravel pit. To keep the poetry flowing, his publisher allowed him a shilling a day. Mitford's other works include: The adventures of a post captain, a poem in similar style to The adventures of Johnny Newcome in the navy which recounts the adventures of Captain Bowsprit. A peep into Windsor Castle after the lost mutton, a satirical pro-Caroline poem about the Prince Regent The king is a true British sailor, a song about King William IV. Other works have been attributed to Mitford, including: Confessions of Julia Johnstone, written by herself in contradiction to the fables of Harriette Wilson As an editor, he worked on: Scourge, or Monthly exposure of Imposture and Folly. At the time of his death he was editing the Quizzical Merry Companion. Mitford defended the reputation of Emma, Lady Hamilton when Edward Pelham Brenton, in his Naval history of Great Britain, accused her of having demanded to be rowed round the Minerva to see Admiral Caracciolo hanging.

Mitford wrote a letter to the Morning Post denying Brenton's version of events. But more eyewitnesses, including Francis Augustus Collier, came forward to dispute Brenton's version of events and support Mitford's. Mitford died of a chest infection in St Giles workhouse in December 1831, aged 49, was buried in the graveyard at St Dunstan's, Fleet Street. Mitford's unconventional life-style and association with publishers such as William Benbow and Edward Duncombe made him the subject of harsh criticism, although his talents as a writer were recognised. W