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 17 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: 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, and announced in May 2019 that they were expecting baby No. 2. Tragically, the pair shared with fans months later that they had lost the baby, a girl they named Annabell Elise.
"Annabell means 'God has favored me,' and Elise means 'God satisfies,'" the Forsyths wrote in their heartbreaking Instagram post. "What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus."
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."
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!!! ♡♡♡♡♡."