Aaron Burr, the US vice president who shot dead Alexander Hamilton in a duel, had a son of color

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Aaron Burr, the US vice president who shot dead Alexander Hamilton in a duel, had a son of color buried in an unmarked grave near Philadelphia.

Burr's descendants said they are convinced he fathered abolitionist John Pierre Burr with Mary Emmons, a servant who was from Calcutta, India.

Couple - Daughter - Louisa - Charlotte

The couple also are believed to have had an older daughter, Louisa Charlotte.

On Saturday, descendants of both father and son laid a black marble gravestone at Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia, where the younger Burr is buried.

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He was relocated there after his death in 1864 from Olive Cemetery, a historic African American cemetery.

'It was a long time coming. There was never anything marking his grave, not even a wood stake. He was totally unrecognized above ground,' attorney Stuart Johnson, a descendant of one of the elder Burr's cousins told DailyMail.com.

Burr - Member - Philadelphia - American - Community

While he wasn't black, the younger Burr was a well-known member of Philadelphia's African American community.

He had been a...
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