Apparently the novelist who wrote The Crossing is not THE Winston Churchill, nor are they related.
Excerpt from *The crossing, by Winston Churchill:
|Jim's Photo Taken Near Abingdon, VA|
*"I was acrost the mountain last month," said Mr. Boone, presently, "and one of them skunks had stole Campbell's silver spoons at Abingdon. Campbell was out arter him for a week with a coil of rope on his saddle. But the varmint got to cover."