Marilzia Fleming Threadgill (1853-1930)
The wife of William Imus Threadgill is listed in some genealogies as "Maryada Fleming" and in others as "Mattie Fleming", but on the back of this photo, her name is given as "Marilzia Marintha Emma Jane Threadgill".
She is listed in the 1880 census as "Mariza Threadgill", in the 1870 census as "Marilda Fleming", and in the 1860 census as "Marissa Flemming".
Marilzia was born in central Alabama. Her parents, John Harrison Fleming and Nancy Ann Malinda Waldrop, were both born in Georgia but married in 1849 in Coosa County, Alabama. John received a patent of 40 acres in Shelby County in 1860, and the 1860 federal census found them in Montevallo.
John joined Ben Sawyer's Company the "Jabe Curry Rifles" of the 24th Alabama Infantry, which travelled over Mississippi (including Iuka Springs), Tenneseee, Kentucky, Missouri, Georgia, and North Carolina. John spent at least part of the war as a prisoner of the Union and was paroled at Camp Douglas in May of 1865. The family moved to Marion County, AL by 1870.
Marilzia Fleming married William Imus Threadgill on December 3, 1876. Her tombstone next to his in Prentiss County, Mississippi gives her name as "M. E. Threadgill" and her dates as "August 19, 1853 - June 13, 1930".