The Duggar Family Tree: 'Counting' All the Marriages, Kids and Big Announcements!
By Meredith B. Kile
The world first met the Duggar family when they were just a clan of 16, featured in the 2004 documentary 14 Children and Pregnant Again. The supersized Baptist brood's fame grew along with their family, eventually leading to the hit TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting, which followed their adventures in home schooling, courtship and family expansion.
After the show's cancellation in 2015, fans continued to follow the Duggars on their follow-up seriesCounting On, as well as on their various social media pages. Led by parents Jim Bob and Michelle, the Duggar family now consists of 19 kids, eight sons- and daughters-in-law, and 19 grandchildren -- and counting!
As the eldest Duggar kids are growing up, getting married and having kids of their own, it can be hard to keep track of everyone. Here's ET's handy Duggar family tree -- from Jim Bob to Josie -- tracking marriages, births and all the other big announcements!
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar married on July 21, 1984, and started their family four years later with the birth of eldest son Josh. Jim Bob is a licensed realtor and owns several commercial properties in the family's Arkansas hometown. He also served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999-2002. The family are Independent Baptist Christians and home-schooled all 19 of their children.
Counting on: Josh married wife Anna on Sept. 26, 2008, and the couple are parents to Mackynzie Renée, Michael James, Marcus Anthony, Meredith Grace and Mason Garrett. In April 2019, they announced that they were expecting baby No. 6, and on Nov. 27, they welcomed their daughter, Maryella Hope. "We are so excited and thankful to God for His special blessing giving us this precious, happy & healthy baby girl!" Anna wrote on Instagram, along with pictures of their new bundle of joy.
Counting on: One half of the first set of Duggar twins, Jana launched her own Instagram account in January 2019 to give fans a closer look at her family, friends and faith, as well as her own individual interests like home decorating.
Counting on: One half of the first set of Duggar twins, John David married wife Abbie in November 2018. In August 2019, they announced that they were expecting their first child, a baby girl!
The couple welcomed their daughter, Grace Annette, on Jan. 7, 2020. "Our lives have changed forever with the arrival of our baby girl," John David and Abbie told Us Weekly of their new addition. "She is a beautiful gift from God. We are so blessed the Lord has given her to us. It’s still surreal to know that we are really parents but it’s a great new adventure that we are excited to take on together."
Counting on: Jessa married Ben Seewald on Nov. 1, 2014. The couple welcomed their son Spurgeon Elliott a year later on Nov. 5, 2015, and another boy, son Henry Wilberforce, on Feb. 6, 2017. On May 26, 2019, they became parents to a third child, welcoming a baby girl they named Ivy Jane.
Counting on: Jinger married former professional soccer player Jeremy Vuolo on Nov. 5, 2016. The couple welcomed a daughter, Felicity Nicole, on July 19, 2018.
In May 2020, the couple announced they were expecting again after previously suffering a miscarriage. They welcomed their second daughter, Evangeline Jo, on Nov. 22., 2020. "Evangeline means 'good news' and Jo is after Jeremy’s middle name, Joseph," Jinger said of their new bundle of joy. "As for Felicity, she is in love with her little sister but has no idea how much sharing is in her future. We are so grateful to God for this beautiful gift!"
Counting on: Joe married wife Kendra in 2017. The couple welcomed a son, Garrett David, in June 2018, and a daughter, Addison Renee, in November 2019. On Aug. 19, 2020, they announced they were expecting baby no. 3, a little girl!
"We are so excited to announce that we have a tie-breaker coming in February," the couple wrote on Instagram. "We are so excited to see Garrett and Addison’s reaction when they meet the new baby. Garrett has already been such a loving big brother to Addison and we look forward to Addison’s reaction to a life size baby doll. Life is full of surprises and we’re thrilled that it is a sweet baby that surprises us this time!"
Counting on: Josiah married wife Lauren on June 30, 2018. In May 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting a baby girl, after losing their first child, Asa, to miscarriage. On Nov. 8, the couple welcomed their daughter, Bella Milagro. "Our hearts are so full!" they shared on Instagram, along with their first photo of their baby girl. "We are so thankful for God blessings us with such a healthy baby girl!"
Counting on: Joy married husband Austin Forsyth in May 2017. The pair welcomed son Gideon Martyn in February of the following year. After losing a baby girl they named Annabell Elise to miscarriage in June 2019, the couple welcomed a daughter on Aug. 21, 2020.
“To say my heart is full is an understatement," Joy wrote on Instagram, sharing pics with their new baby girl. "We have been dreaming of this day and are so happy to announce that our baby girl arrived August 21st at 2:12pm weighing 8lbs 5oz and is 19&1/2” long! She has the best personality, is easy going, and loves to be held! She has her nights and days mixed up, but honestly, I love it! Getting to spend that quiet, quality time with her through the night has been SO special! We are grateful for all the love and prayers that have come our way during this pregnancy.”
Counting on: One half of the second set of Duggar twins, Jed announced in November 2019 that he was planning to follow in his father's footsteps and run for a state government seat. "I will unequivocally advocate for conservative values," Jed said in his candidacy announcement for Arkansas State Representative District 89 in Springdale. "I am a Christian and I will stand up for religious liberty, I am pro-life and I will be an advocate for the unborn, and I will always defend our Second Amendment. With your support, I will be a strong, conservative voice in Little Rock for District 89."
Counting on: Jasonis a licensed general contractor and was running his own construction business before he was out of his teens.
"You have grown into an incredibly kind, generous, and diligent man who loves the Lord. We love you so much!" shared the Duggar Instagram account on Jason's 20th birthday. "Your knack for all things related to construction, and your heart for others will carry you far in business and in life. We’re so grateful for you, Jason!"
Counting on: Named after his favorite Bible character, James received his commercial driver's license in 2020, following a childhood as the "handyman" in the family.
"James is able to do just about anything he thinks up," shared the Duggar family Instagram as they celebrated James' 19th birthday. "Even as a child, we would find James “fixing” various household appliances. He has always been one to take things apart, figure out how they work, and put them back together—with a few special modifications! This year James worked hard to get his CDL, and he has become an expert at driving all the big trucks and heavy machinery! We can’t wait to see what God has in store for him in the future!
Counting on: The second-youngest Duggar son, Justin announced his courtship with Claire Spivey in September 2020, and in November, the pair share the happy news of their engagement!
"There is nothing comparable to finding the one you are meant to spend your life with," the couple said in a statement. "We know we have found that in each other. We cannot wait to be married and are looking forward to a life together of faith in Christ, love for one another, and happiness!"
Counting on: The youngest Duggar son, Jackson's future plans include becoming a translator and missionary pilot.
"You are one of the best story/joke tellers I’ve ever heard and you certainly keep us laughing!" shared the Duggar account on Jackson's 16th birthday. "I love hearing you whistle and sing as you go about your day. 🎶 And I am also so touched by the way you devote time every day to read your Bible so faithfully! It is a joy to be your parents and see your desire to follow the Lord!"
Counting on: The 17th Duggar child -- she gave her family's TLC show its initial title -- Jennifer plans to become a veterinarian.
"Jennifer is dependable, loyal... and fun! She is a favorite with the nieces and nephews and is usually carrying one of them around because they don’t want her to put them down!" the Duggar family Instagram account shared while celebrating Jennifer's 13th birthday. "Jennifer also has a special love for animals and is very faithful to take care of her pets every day! She recently helped raise a litter of 7 little bunnies!"
Though technically not a Duggar sibling, Jim Bob's niece Amy is a familiar face to fans of the family, and she recently started a brood of her own! Amy married Dillon King in September 2015, and in April 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child.
Amy and Dillon welcomed their son, Daxton Ryan, on Oct. 9, sharing a shot of their happy family of three on Instagram. "I'M IN LOVE WITH 2 MEN!!!" Amy captioned the sweet shot. "Welcome to our little world Daxton Ryan!!! I'm in awe of you!!! ♡♡♡♡♡."