Dr. Nelson Mortimer Jackson was born on the 15th of September, 1847 in Eastern Ontario. His parents were Thomas Jackson and the former Celinda Hawley. He was the 5th of 10 children. His siblings were; Benjamin, John, Freeman, Cornelius, Lorinda, Emily, George, Laura and Dianna. According to the 1871 census Dr. Jackson was a carpenter, like his father in Kingston Twp.
The 1882 Ontario Medical Register recorded that Dr. Nelson M. Jackson became a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 24th of April, 1876 and he was living in Port Lambton, (Lambton County). Do to the close proximity of Port Lambton to Chatham-Kent, Dr. Jackson attended to patients in Wallaceburg and the surrounding area as his name appears on birth and death records
Dr. Jackson was married to Margaret Ann McDonald. She was the 2nd of 8 children born to John Duncan McDonald and Margaret McDonald. She was born in Port Lambton on the 1st of November, 1854. Her father listed his occupation on the 1861 census as a mariner and on the 1871 census as an engineer. Her siblings were; Duncan, William, Mary, Matilda, Adeline, Agnes and David.
Dr. and Mrs. Jackson had 5 children; John, Matilda, Adeline, Edith and Margaret.
According to the 1881 census, the family was living in Port Lambton with Dr. Jackson’s widowed mother Celinda.
Dr. Jackson died on the 3rd of April, 1890 and he was buried at the McDonald Cemetery in Port Lambton. Mrs. Jackson continued to live in Port Lambton after his death and she earned a living as a dressmaker. She died on the 5th of October, 1928 and she was buried beside her husband.