It was through the efforts of James Madison Huntting (1812-1868) that the 1860 church came about. He donated the land that it sits on and solicited funds for its construction. The Cost to build, $13,500. For many years he was President of the Church’s Board of Trustees.
History of Suffolk County, New York, with Illustrations Portraits and Sketches, 1882, by W.W. Munsell & Co., pub; Bayles, Richard M. (Richard Mather); Cooper, James B. (James Brown), Pelletreau, William S. (William Smith); Street, Charles R. (Charles Rufus); Smith, John Lawrence.