In the War of 1812 (1812-1815) the United States declared war on England because of trade restrictions, impressment, and British support for Indian attacks. They signed the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814 after reaching a stalemate.
American pioneers migrated west to settle areas not previously inhabited by European Americans.
Philip Baker was born in Dunmore County, Virginia which is now Page County in the year the Americans declared their independence. He was the oldest son of Jacob Baker and Magdalene Kibler. He was named for his grandfather, Philip Baker.