The 1850 Pickens Co Census has an Ephraim Massengill, age 65, Mary, age 51, William, age 27, & John Ducket, age 8.
The 1860 Pickens Co Census has a William Marsengill, age 32, Mary, age 27, Ephriam, age 80, & Mary, age 60.
I think Ephraim is the father who married Mary Hayes daughter of Solomon Hayes Sr.His son William married the niece Mary Hayes daughter of Solomon Hayes Jr. I don't know if William is the son of Ephraim & Mary, or if he is a son of Ephraim by a previous marriage.I am a Hayes descendant thru Mary's son Benjamin Hayes & thru Mary's brother Solomon Hayes Jr.
Do you know any siblings of William Franklin b. Nov 16, 1863?