Alexander Jackson, Tennessee physician, was born circa 1803. He married Mary Hurt of Virginia, and they had several children, including Howell E. Jackson (1832-1895), a Supreme Court justice, and William H. Jackson (1835-1903), a Confederate general. Alexander Jackson died in 1879. Jackson received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1824. His thesis was on the use of cold in fevers. He first practiced medicine in Halifax County, Va., then removed to Paris, Tenn., in 1830. He settled in Jackson, Tenn., and represented his county in the state legislature.