Townsend murdered Flinchum Sinking Cr...

Townsend murdered Flinchum Sinking Creek 1970s?

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Somerset, KY

#1 Aug 1, 2009
Does anyone know the details of the murder of a Flinchum guy by a man named Townsend in the 1970s? When did this happen? What were the men's first names and ages? Thanks.
bird baby

West Liberty, KY

#2 Sep 12, 2009
The man murdered was my great grandfather and he was killed by his nephew over moonshine! I couldnt tell you details but i have heard the story through my family. It is a very sensitive subject and I was curious as to why you wanted to know?

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#3 Sep 12, 2009
I have never heard of this incident. Please tell us more about it. Did this happen in the Little Sinking Creek area

Since: Apr 09

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#4 Sep 12, 2009
around Fixer?

London, KY

#5 Sep 13, 2009
I own land in the community. A man named John Barrett (now dead) used to tell me about this situation. There was a Pete Mays who lived in this area. John Barrett lived in Estill County in later years.
been told

Lexington, KY

#6 Sep 21, 2009
the story i always heard was townsend was on the
other side of the road from where Flinchum lived
rabbit hunting and Flinchum came out and told him
he could not hunt there and an argument incurred.
Flinchum supposedly was reaching inside his shirt
or coat & Townsend shot him with a shotgun. Later
when the police arrived they could not find a gun
on Flinchum. Heard that some of his family took it
inside the house. Don't know if this is true but
just telling what i've been told.
Was also told that both had been drinking & had
been having trouble before this happened.

United States

#7 Sep 22, 2009
My family is from Fixer. Guess you just don't mess with us. lol

Lexington, KY

#8 Sep 22, 2009
Hey we must be kin folk.
the Townsend talked about here is my uncle.

“wanna argue?”

Since: Jul 09

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#9 Sep 22, 2009
Townsend wrote:
My family is from Fixer. Guess you just don't mess with us. lol
You are just a happy little camper, ain't ya?

United States

#10 Sep 23, 2009
What was his first name?

Lexington, KY

#11 Sep 23, 2009

Richmond, KY

#12 Sep 23, 2009
Hmmm, I don't know much about that side of the family. My dad is Danny that lives up there. I live in Winchester. But, i would say that we are kin since he came from Fixer.

Elizabethtown, KY

#13 Sep 24, 2009
What year did this happen?
you know who this is

Chesterfield, MO

#14 Oct 7, 2009
This happened across the road from the Flinchum home because of moonshine! I am a Flinchum so I know! Also it was not over hunting because the Flinchum family owns both sides of the road so even if it was over hunting then Flinchum had every right to be upset! But that is not the case the disbute was over moonshine!

“I'm the real Rusty Shackleford”

Since: Apr 09

Arlen, Texas

#15 Oct 11, 2009
Wow, this is interesting, to finally learn some history about the culture here.
more to the story

Mount Vernon, IN

#16 Dec 25, 2012
That's not exactly the story. It's a little more complex than that...

Lexington, KY

#17 Jan 2, 2013
more to the story wrote:
That's not exactly the story. It's a little more complex than that...
do tell. do tell.

Tucker, GA

#18 Jan 3, 2013
This did not take place at Fixer . It happened between Leeco and Catherale Domain . Between where David Gross lives now and where Arlie Townsend lived or lives. Right above road going down to Cave Hollow . Check this out see if I'm right.

United States

#19 Mar 31, 2013
Also, wonder if any of you know, that they were kin? They were cousins..... And yes, they were moonshiners...

Langsville, OH

#20 Apr 9, 2013
I'm interested in this story too. My mom and dad both grew up in the Little Sinking area. Arlie is my uncle. I'd be very interested to know more about Uncle Clayton killing this man. Never been told that story in my whole life.

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