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 included, 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 and in Port Lambton, Lambton County. Dr. Jacksons name appears on birth and death records in Wallaceburg and the surrounding area.
Dr. Jackson was married to Margaret McDonald, the daughter of John Duncan McDonald. She was born in Port Lambton, Ontario in 1854.
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 earned a living as a dressmaker. She died in 1928 and she was buried beside her husband.