What does "g for Jane Burnett of color" mean other than her being a woman of color in the tax digest? Ga Property Tax Digest 1793-1892

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    Welcome to G&FH SE! Thank you for having the Tour to learn about our focussed Q&A format. It is very useful to also include a link direct to the inline image but many of our users will not have a subscription that enables them to view it. If you had included a picture cropped from that image that focuses on just the part you are asking about I think your question will be more likely to attract a potential answerer. You can still do that using the edit and then Picture buttons.
    – PolyGeo
    Feb 6 '18 at 22:24
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    The link to the database's own page, with the About the Database information (which anyone using an Ancestry database should read) is search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1729
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    Feb 6 '18 at 23:57
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    Could you give more information from the Ancestry Record page to make it more clear which line of the image people should look at? I also agree with @PolyGeo that a cropped smaller image including the relevant entry would be more helpful than sending people offsite. A note about the location would also help, in case our community members know about research guides produced by local public libraries or societies.
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    Feb 6 '18 at 23:59
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    @PolyGeo I can confirm that if you don't have a subscription, you can't see the linked image.
    – Jan Murphy
    Feb 7 '18 at 0:06

I believe it means that Augustus Hinton was Agent of Rebecca Flinn (white) and Guardian for Jane Burnett a free person of color. Check the laws in effect at that time and place because people of color may have needed a court-appointed person to act on their behalf. In this case, paying taxes on Rebecca's land as her agent and (perhaps) a poll tax for Jane.

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