In the following April (1793) a party of men, armed and disguised, made an attack upon the house of Benjamin Wells, who was then collector of revenue for Fayette and Westmoreland Counties. His house, which stood on the west side of the Youghiogheny River, opposite the present borough of Connellsville, was visited in the night by these rioters, who, having forced an entrance, finding that Wells was absent, contented themselves with threatening, terrifying, and abusing his family, without proceeding to any further outrage. Warrants for the apprehension of several of these rioters were issued by Justices Isaac Meason and James Finley, and placed in the hands of the sheriff of Fayette, Joseph Huston, who, however, refused or neglected to serve them, and was therefore indicted in the Circuit Court.
- History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. 1882. p. 162.
Source: S1122 Author: Torrence, Robert M. Title: Torrance and Allied Families Publication: Name: Wickersham Press, under the auspices of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania; Location: Philadelphia; Date: 1938; Repository: #R3
Source: S1123 Author: Ellis, Franklin, Compiler Title: History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania Publication: Name: L. H. Everts & Co.; Location: Philadelphia; Date: 1882; Repository: #R5
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Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 23 November 2019), memorial page for Joseph Huston (1763–5 Mar 1824), Find A Grave: Memorial #26698279, citing Historic Presbyterian Public Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jennifer F. Shank (contributor 46918357) .
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