My great-great grandfather, Oscar Clyde Vallery,'s father is unknown and for as long as I can remember, always has been. His mother was a woman named Mary Ann Cherron (b.1841) but still, I've never been able to place a father for him. According to his death record though, his father was a man named Frank Vallery. Since I know the different cousins for Oscar, I know which family he belongs to and I've assumed he was Francois Vallery (b.1853). I also know one of his distant cousins that he grew up with that eerily looks a lot like him, denoting closer ancestry - Gilmer "Boy" Vallery who was a son of Benoist Vallery (b.1842). Francois and Benoist were brothers which already makes this trickier. But when I took a DNA test, for some reason, I matched up with descendants of a man named Dennis "Denny" Vallery (b.1855) ...who as it happens is ALSO a brother to Francois and Benoist. Both of my cousins are about 3rd-4th cousins. One matches me 1.1% and the other matches me 1.21%. But according to my own calculations - if Denny was the father - then my first match would be a 5th cousin to me and the second would be a 7th cousin. But I'm so unsure as to which brother was Oscar's father. I know one of them had to be the father but I just don't know which. Does anyone know if there's a way to tell conclusively which of the three brothers is the father?