John Leonard Dekle Grave Is Relocated

Records Page (Under Construction)

 Dekle Farm Receives Historic Designation

 Dekle DNA Project Started to Trace Our Family To Europe  

Dedicated to the Descendants of
John Leonard Dekle (Deakle) (1737-1828) 
Immigrant to the New World

The founder of the Dekle and Deakle Families in America immigrated from Germany in the mid 1700's and is known to have settled in what is now Candler County, Georgia. The primary purpose of this page is to collect and verify the history of John Dekle's arrival and early history (before 1800) in America, and to trace him back to Germany.
The secondary purpose is to serve as a genealogy site for the Dekle, Deakle and related families.

This Site is Also Dedicated to The Memory of 
Anne Coleman Dekle

Anne extensively revised and in 1998, republished the definitive book on the Dekle Family, Dekle and Dekle Descendants of the U.S.A. originally published in 1978 by Ansel Dekle.  

All copies of the book have been sold and I am aware of no immediate plans for a reprint. However, Ranes Carter has the entire book available on the web (with some new additions) at   
 Thanks to David Sprinkle of Bayou La Batre, Alabama who furnished the Deakle information on this site linking the current day Dekle and Deakle families. The Deakle family is not in the book Dekle and Dekle Descendants of the U.S.A., however,  the Deakle family has now been added to this site. Click Here for an explanation.

Click on any underlined text below to go to that area.

Search Page
Ol' John's Field and
 The Search for John Leonard Dekle's Grave

Dekles Who Were Georgia Soldiers in the Civil War 

Links Page  
 Bill Pattersons's Deakles and Dekles info
Ranes Carter's Dekle and Dekle Descendants of the USA site

Genealogy Pages for Some Early Dekles and Relatives
Index of Surnames

Index of Persons

Bible Records
Dekle Photos

John Dekle - Facts and Fancy

Possible early records of John Leonard Dekle  
Appraisal of John L. Dekle's Estate (1828)
John L Dekle's Estate Sale Results (1828)
1821 and 1823 Documents with the mark of John L. Dekle

Dekle Discussion - Questions, Answers and Speculation about the Family

Why there are no recent Dekles on this site

Jim Thurman's Personal Page with other ancestors

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If you cannot find your Dekle or Deakle ancestors on this site, or if you find links that don't work or other problems, please send me email at:

This site was last updated: 4/14/2012

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