Aaron Burr, vice-president who killed Hamilton, had children of color

Philadelphia ceremony honors John Pierre Burr, prominent member of black society now recognised as son of founding father

John Pierre Burr, one of two children the former vice-president Aaron Burr is said to have fathered with a servant from India, was officially memorialized as a descendant of the founding father at a ceremony in Philadelphia on Saturday.

The elder Burr was the vice-president to Thomas Jefferson between 1801 and 1805 but is perhaps best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel, an act which made him the villain in a hit Broadway musical.

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