|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
On the 23 of August 1883 a tract of land 13 rods square was granted to the Trustees of Bethel Congregation of the Methodist Church of Canada for the purpose of the Big Lake Cemetery. The land was situated on part of Lot 19, Concession 8 at Big Lake in the Township of Sandfield. This parcel of land was purchased from an early settler, Henry Trowbridge for the sum of Ten Dollars.
The land was cleared by the early settlers including Charles Moody and his team of Oxen.
The first trustees,all from the Township of Sandfield were Josiah Johnston, A.I. Brown, Thomas Thomas, Grovenor Thomas, Ira Ailecks, George Bassingthwaite,and Alexander Elliott.
It is said that there was a small log church in the Cemetery and it was later removed to Lot 17, Concession 11 in Sandfield Twp.
There are approximately 98 known burials in Big Lake Cemetery.