Bane/Bayne Family Cemetery

About two and a half miles out Green River Road, a sign will direct people to the Bane/Bayne Family Cemetery.
Johnson Bane, 1779-1860, moved from Virginia to the mountains of Greenville County, S.C., in 1792. Before 1829, he and his wife, Frances, moved across the line into southern Henderson County.
The couple and many of their descendants are buried in the cemetery. Over time, the spelling of the name varies. It is spelled Bane, Bain and Bayne.
The couple’s children married into families with the surnames Bishop, Shipman, Ward, Jones, Beddingfield, Capps and Summey.
The oldest grave in the cemetery is that of Alexander Bane who died in 1853.
The cemetery contains about 93 graves, including one containing “George Summey’s leg.”
Several veterans are buried here, including James H. Bane, 1930-1971, and a field stone.
A descendant said the field stone marks the grave of a brother who died in a fire accident with James.
Lemuel Lee “Lennie” Bayne and Rufus Bayne were World War I veterans and Ray Bayne, a World War II veteran, drowned in 1951.
Two men who served as Confederates have grave sites in the cemetery.
Andrew J. Bane enlisted in the 35th N.C. Infantry Regiment, Co. G, Henderson Rifles, in October 1861. He deserted in September 1863. He died about 1866.

James Davis Bane enlisted in the 62nd N.C. Infantry Regiment, Co. E, in July 1862. He deserted in February 1863. He died in 1921.
This cemetery is in a park-like setting. It is well maintained and efforts were made to identify persons buried where field stones are located.
Bane Chapel was once located at the site. It is no longer standing.
The 1.53 acre cemetery is under the control of the Bayne Cemetery Trustees and can be found on the county’s GIS cemetery layer.