The town of Islip in Suffolk County is celebrating its 335th anniversary so The Long Island History Project is celebrating with this look back at a forgotten family of the area. William Handy Ludlow married Frances Louisa Nicoll, joining one of the oldest families in the region. Their share of the ancestral estate included today’s Oakdale and West Sayville as well as St. John’s Episcopal Church, built in the 1700s.
More importantly, the Ludlows were deeply involved with New York politics, the American Civil War, and the transformation of the nation’s military into the 20th century. George Munkenbeck, Islip Town Historian, takes us through this storied history and the lives of this once prominent family.
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The Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by academic librarian Chris Kretz and local historian and preservationist Connie Currie
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