Rev. Solomon Barnes was a well known Baptist Minister. He donated the land for the Little Rock Baptist Church and he was the first Minister there. He has been called "Old Sol" and "Uncle Sol" in articles in the Wilkes Journal newspaper, and by the poet laureate James Larkin Pearson. He traveled around as a circuit rider preaching his message. He was the pastor for several churches in Wilkes & Alexander Counties in NC.
FAG member Hugh Barnes furnished some the information on his ancestor Solomon.