Rockingham County

County History: 
Quick Facts
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.
  • Lucy Ashby Sharp (1862-1912): Spanish-American War nurse.
  • Peggy Ann Wilson (1980s-1990s): Wilson was a Republican member of the N.C. House of Representatives (1989-1994) from Rockingham County. Trained as a nurse, Ms. Wilson was an insurance manager and past president of the Rockingham County Federation of Republican Women, who named her Woman of the Year in 1986. She moved to Alaska and was elected to Alaska state legislature in the 1990s.
Additional resources for further research.


  • Ahearn, L. (2002, August 4). And then there was one. The News & Record. A newspaper story about Nurse Margaret Ware and the delivery of a set of  quadruplets born when Annie Penn Hospital was segregated.
Compiled by: 
Phoebe Pollitt