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 conservative 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 six seasons of their follow-up series Counting 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, 11 sons- and daughters-in-law, and nearly 30 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
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 and lost a primary campaign for state Senate in 2021. The family raised all 19 of their children under the teachings of the Institute in Basic Life Principles, or IBLP, a non-denominational Christian organization that espouses homeschooling, female subservience and conservative values.
Birthday: March 3, 1988
Counting on: Josh married wife Anna on Sept. 26, 2008, and the couple are parents to seven children: Mackynzie Renée, Michael James, Marcus Anthony, Meredith Grace, Mason Garrett, Maryella Hope and Madyson Lily.
Anna announced the birth of their seventh child, Madyson, on Nov. 16. 2021, just weeks before Josh was found guilty on two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography. He was later sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
Birthday: Jan. 12, 1990
Counting on: One half of the first set of Duggar twins, Jana was one of the first Duggars to have her own social media presence, launching her 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.
Birthday: Jan. 12, 1990
Counting on: One half of the first set of Duggar twins, John David married wife Abbie in November 2018. On Jan. 7, 2020, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter. Grace Annette, and they had their son, Charlie, in September 2022.
“We are now a family of 4,” the couple wrote on Instagram of their new bundle of joy. “We welcomed little 💙Charlie💙 into the world last month and have been soaking up newborn snuggles ever since! We are so thankful to God for this precious gift!”
Birthday: May 17, 1991
Counting on: Jill married Derick Dillard on June 21, 2014, and the couple are parents to two sons: Israel David, born April 6, 2015, and Samuel Scott, born July 8, 2017. In October 2021, Jill and Derick announced that they had lost a third child, River Bliss, to a miscarriage.
Jill was the first Duggar child to publicly step away from her famous family, quitting their spinoff show, Counting On, in 2017 and sharing in a series of video messages in October 2020 that she had been “distancing” herself from some of her relatives.
Jill and Derick announced that they welcomed their third child, a boy named Frederick Michael Dillard, on July 7, 2022.
“Freddy’ Frederick Michael Dillard is here! He was born 7/7/2022 at 5:16pm weighing 7lbs. 6oz. and is 20 inches long,” a blog post on the Dillard Family website read. “Frederick means ‘Peaceful Ruler’ and Michael means ‘Gift from God.'”
However, the couple’s estrangement from Jill’s family continues. In 2023, Jill appeared in a Prime Video docuseries, Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets, and released a book, Counting the Cost, about the lasting effects of her conservative upbringing and reality TV childhood.
Birthday: Nov. 4, 1992
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 baby girl, Ivy Jane, and on July 13, 2021, they welcomed their second daughter, Fern Elliana.
In September 2023, the couple revealed that they were expecting baby No. 5, seven months after suffering a tragic miscarriage.
“After a heartbreaking loss last year, we are so grateful God has blessed us with a rainbow baby,” Jessa shared in a new YouTube video. “Our rainbow baby is on the way, and we could not be more excited.”
Birthday: Dec. 21, 1993
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. “We are so grateful to God for this beautiful gift!”
In January 2023, Jinger released a book, Becoming Free Indeed: My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear. The former reality star made it clear from the outset that the memoir is not meant to be a tell-all about her TV-famous family, but rather an exploration of how she set about “disentangling” herself from her ultra-conservative upbringing under the teachings of disgraced IBLP pastor Bill Gothard.
“When you grow up in a tight-knit community where everyone believes the same things about everything—not just who God is, but also how men and women are supposed to dress and speak—it’s hard to even consider the possibility that what you were taught was wrong,” Jinger writes in one chapter, adding that her childhood under the teachings of the IBLP produced “exhaustion and fear in my life.”
Birthday: Jan. 20, 1995
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. In August 2020, they announced they were expecting baby no. 3, and they welcomed daughter Brooklyn Praise on Feb. 19, 2021!
“Feeling so grateful and blessed💖,” the proud parents shared on Instagram, along with a photo of their new bundle of joy.
Birthday: Aug. 28, 1996
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, 2019, 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!”
Though the couple seem to have stepped back from social media, Duggar fans uncovered via family vlogs that they have welcomed a second daughter, named Daisy, and a baby boy — whose name has yet to be revealed — in recent years.
Birthday: Oct. 28, 1997
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, Evelyn Mae, on Aug. 21, 2020.
On May 17, 2023, the couple added baby No. 3, a boy they named Gunner James. “Soaking up every moment,” Joy captioned the first pics of her baby boy. “He is the sweetest lil man.”
Birthday: Dec. 30, 1998
Counting on: One half of the second set of Duggar twins, Jed followed in his father’s footsteps in November 2019, and announced his plans to run for a state government seat in Arkansas, though he ultimately lost the election.
In April 2021, the family shared that Jed had tied the knot with Katey Nakatsu, after quietly courting for over a year. They welcomed their first child, son Truett Oliver, on May, 2, 2022, and shared in December 2022 that they were expecting baby No. 2!
“She’s here! And we’re so in love.” the happy parents shared on social media. “Welcome to the world, sweet girl.”
Birthday: Dec. 30, 1998
Counting on: One half of the second set of Duggar twins, Jeremiah tied the knot with Hannah Wissmann on March 26, 2022, and the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Brynley Noelle, on Christmas Day of the same year!
“After an incredible year, God gave us a precious Christmas gift to top it all off!!” they wrote. “Baby girl decided to arrive early and we are totally and completely in love with our little Brynley Noelle. 💖 12.25.22 • 6lbs 15oz • 19.5 in.”
Birthday: April 21, 2000
Counting on: Jason is 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!”
Birthday: July 7, 2001
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!
Birthday: Nov. 15, 2002
Counting on: The second-youngest Duggar son, Justin announced his courtship with Claire Spivey in September 2020, and the pair tied the knot on Feb. 26, 2021.
“There is nothing comparable to finding the one you are meant to spend your life with,” the couple said in a statement announcing their engagement. “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!”
Birthday: May 23, 2004
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!”
Birthday: Oct. 11, 2005
Counting on: The eldest of the younger block of Duggar girls, Johannah’s future plans include becoming a doctor.
“Johannah, you are a sweet girl who is a talented musician, a wonderful sister, and a blessing to our whole family!! We love you so much!” shared the Duggars on Johannah’s 14th birthday.
Birthday: Aug. 2, 2007
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!”
Birthday: Dec. 18, 2008
Counting on: The first Duggar to have her birth documented on the family’s regular TLC show, Jordyn aspires to be an artist when she grows up.
“She brightens our lives with her sweet smile! She loves kids, and if there’s a baby in the house she will tote them around and absolutely spoil them with attention and affection,” the Duggar family Instagram account shared on Jordyn’s 12th birthday. “Jordyn is crafty and she loves creating special gifts such as superhero capes or homemade lollipops for her nieces and nephews. She makes friends easily and everyone loves her fun personality! We love you, Jordyn!”
Birthday: Dec. 10, 2009
Counting on: Born prematurely during an emergency Caesarean section that played out on the family’s show, Josie is now happy and healthy and plans to become a cook.
“Josie is a ball of energy. From the time she wakes up in the morning until her head hits the pillow at night, she rarely slows down!” the Duggar family Instagram account shared on Josie’s 11th birthday. “We love her so much and thank God for these 11 years with her. We know He has great things in store for her life in the future!
AMY DUGGAR KING
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!!! ♡♡♡♡♡.”