He was thought to have been the soldier who killed Tecumseh in battle.
Richard Mentor Johnson
Richard M. Johnson, a Kentucky politician, was Martin Van Buren's Vice President. One of the most unique aspects of his life, however, was his common-law marriage to Julia Chinn, who was 1/8 black. He and Julia had two daughters. After Julia's death, he had two other common-law marriages with slave women.