This is a lawsuit abstracted by Mrs. William Bushman, a long-time genealogist in Augusta County, Virginia, who said "This was apparently a friendly suit brought to insure that Miriam Props would receive the estate of her mother since she had taken complete care of her mother for the five years she had been ill."
1888, November--Augusta Co, VA, N.S. 474, chancery suit, Props vs Taylor, Report November, 1888
Deposition of Mrs. P. A. Staubus, 21 August 1888, age 56, sister to Mrs. Props, lives neat Mt. Solon:
"Martha A. Rusmisel died 29 June 1887, cared for by Mrs. Props; Mrs. Rusmisel sick for 5 years; she left a house and lot 1/2 mile north of Mt. Solon"
Deposition of Nebraska McLaughlin, a niece of Mrs. Rusmisel and Mrs. Props, of Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Depositon of W. L. Staubus regarding his grandmother, Mrs. Rusmisel
Heirs mentioned in bill of complaint by Mrs. Miriam Props (nee Rusmisel), wife of David Props.
Miriam Props, daughter
Priscilla A Straubus, daughter
John J. (or I.) Rusmisel and wife Elizabeth E.
Catherine E. Staubus (nee Rusmisel), wife of Solomon Staubus
Children of Martha Rusmisel McLaughlin (deceased): Bessie E., Mariam M., William C., Martha A., Mary C., Bertha F., Robert L., George C., Bersa
(These were the 5 children of the second marriage of Christain Rusmisel and Martha McMullin Taylor)
1889, Dec. 12--Augusta Co., VA, Deed Book 108, p 508
Charles Curry, Commissioner, sold the land of Martha A. Rusmisel, 2 1/2 acres, in North River District, adjoining the land of George F. Baker, to Miriam Props