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.
March. 5, 1828
In the 52 years
of his age photo courtesy of Darlene Kennedy
In 1831 Page County, Virginia was
Counties. Originally it was part of Frederick County.
Buildings in Clark County, Ohio ranged from simple log cabins to sophisticated Italianate and Gothic Revival structures.
The first Europeans settled in the Northwest Territory in 1788. The Miami Company managed settlement in the southwest and the Connecticut Land Company managed settlement in the northeast. Migrants came from New York and New England. Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th state on March 1, 1803.