Mr. Ubaney is the holder of four college degrees and has been inducted into multiple national and international honor societies. He is a recent graduate of the University at Buffalo with a BA in Communication and Media Theory. Writing as a novice Mr. Ubaney published numerous Op /Ed’s in multiple newspapers. He also authored articles that were published in magazines and trade publications. In 2013 he merged his love of history with his quest for the truth and he became the architect of the Who Murdered? book series. Since the inception of the series numerous volumes have been published as he works toward the completion of the six-volume set which is scheduled for completion in 2022.

 

His research on numerous subjects has made him a frequent guest on television, radio and podcast programs worldwide as his knowledge into his subject matter is quite in-depth. Since the publication of the first volume in the series, Who Murdered Elvis?, his work has generated a cult following and it is not uncommon for physical copies of his books to sell for hundreds of dollars on the open market. Mr. Ubaney’s family history is a fascinating one. The unsubstantiated work of one ancestral researcher claims that his family can be traced back to the cousin of the virgin mother and two members of the Knights Templar. The work is in process to validate that claim. What has been substantiated is that he is a direct descendant of Charlemagne and his tenth grandfather, William Chase, came to America on the Winthrop Fleet in 1630. William Chase’s son, Benjamin, married Phillpa Sherman, daughter of the honorable Phillip Sherman, who was the first secretary of Rhode Island.  Mr. Ubaney is the tenth Great Grandchild of Phillip Sherman.

A bloodline honorific that he shares with:

  • Susan B. Anthony, Women’s Rights Advocate.
  • Henry Crapo, 14th Governor of Michigan.
  • James Sherman, 27th U.S. Vice-President.
  • Sir Winston Churchill, British  Prime Minister.
  • Christopher Lloyd, Movie Actor.
  • Janis Joplin, Singer and Songwriter.
  • Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek.
  • George H. W. Bush, 41st U.S. President.
  • Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of President Eisenhower.
  • Marilyn Monroe, Actress.
  • George W. Bush, 43rd U.S. President
  • Jeb Bush, 43rd Governor of Florida.

He is also cousins with the following people:

  • Roger Sherman, Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. President.
  • John Lithgow, Stage, TV, and Movie Actor.
  • Robert Treat Paine, Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Sir Robert Baird Borden, 8th Prime Minister of Canada.
  • William Tecumseh Sherman, General Union Army – U.S. Civil War.
  • Lucretia Garfield, First Lady of President Garfield.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
  • Tennessee Williams, Author of A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • William Howard Taft, 27th U.S. President.
  • Charles Edward Merrill, Founder of Merrill Lynch.
  • Henry Fonda, Movie Actor.
  • Norman Rockwell, American Artist.
  • William Rufus Day, 36th U.S. Secretary of State.
  • John Steinbeck, Author of the Grapes of Wrath.
  • Aaron Rodgers, NFL quarterback.

Many of  Mr. Ubaney’s ancestors fought for America’s independence in the Revolutionary War. Ubaney’s Great Grandfather, Samuel Kidder, was among those who fired the first shots in the American Revolution in an effort to repel the British at the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. Another ancestor, Peter Pennock, fought with several of his brothers in the Battle of Saratoga on October 17, 1777. Eight of Pennock’s his brothers answered the call of battle, three were killed. A book written by a descendant, Lee Pennock Huntington, depicted the events. The book entitled Brothers in Arms was published in 1976 and was used as reference material in the public school system to aid in the teaching of the Revolutionary War.

 

William Fox Jr. of Palatine NY and his father Captain William Fox Sr. are also direct ancestors of Mr. Ubaney’s who fought in as many as four battles against the British. Among them were the battle of Oriskany in the Mohawk Valley NY (August 6, 1777) and the battle of Saratoga NY (October 5, 1777). It has been said that the story of the Fox family was the basis for the 1939 film Drums along the Mohawk. Another of Ubaney’s Great Grandfathers, Conrad Near Sr. was killed fighting the British on October 19, 1780 at the Battle of Klock’s Field in Stone Arabia NY. Soon after his 7 year old son (Conrad Jr.) was kidnapped by Indians and taken to a prison camp in Canada. While imprisoned in Canada a British soldier saw that the boy was wearing his father’s Mason ring and freed him. Conrad eventually found his way to Chautauqua County NY where Mr. Ubaney and his many relatives reside.

 

In honor of his ancestors who fought and died for his country’s freedom, Mr. Ubaney joined the Sons of the American Revolution in 2009. He is currently missing one document that is preventing him from joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD). It is believed that the missing document was lost in a fire that destroyed a church in Vermont along with most of the town’s records. Apparently, these fires were a common occurrence in that period of American history. It has been said that less than one percent of the American population can trace their lineage to the Mayflower voyage. The search for the missing document continues.