Thanks Sandra! Yes I did know. He was a cousin. The actor William Windom(Murder She Wrote) is a cousin also. Our ancestors were twins,Meriah"Maria"---me & Hezekiah---William, Windham/Windom. Their parents were:George Windham & Mary Card. They were born 25 May 1797 in Lounden Co.,VA..Some of the family spelled it Windham while others spelled it Windom.
If I remember there also was a William Windom who was a US Sec'y of the Treasury. It might have been the same man you referred to.My memory again!