Large sections of the Old Testament are devoted to genealogies – lengthy lists of couplings and the biblically-significant offspring that they begat.
Given the Duggars’ love for the Good Book, we’re sure someone in the family has compiled a similar compendium of the courtships and marriages that led to the creation of Jim Bob and Michelle’s many granchildren.
It might seem like it would take a monastic scholar to keep track of the rapid expansion of the Counting On clan, but we tried. We tried.
THG has managed to create a complete list of the #LittleDuggars without locking ourselves in an abbey with a quill and parchment.
But that’s not to say it was a simple task.
After all, Jim Bob and Michelle have a lot of kids, and those kids are very dedicated to the task of populating Northwest Arkansas with Duggars.
So sit back, grab a Duggar-friendly snack (might we suggest a jar of pickles?) and explore the family tree of TV’s most beloved Baptist brood.
[The Duggars keep breeding, so we keep updating! Scroll down for the latest on TV’s most fertile family.)
The Duggar family seems to get bigger by the day. In fact, the Counting On clan has welcomed so bundles of joy in the past decade that some fans might find it difficult to keep up.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar had their first child, Josh, in 1988. Needless to say, they didn’t stop there.
The family first rose to national prominence with a series of Discovery Health and TLC documentaries that mostly focused on Michelle’s last five deliveries.
Viewers couldn’t get enough of the wholesome Arkansas clan, and it wasn’t long before the Duggars had their own show.
Initially titled 17 Kids and Counting, the series documented the adventures and unorthodox customs of the still-expanding Duggar clan.
That expansion occurred in more ways than one, as Jim Bob and Michelle welcomed their youngest child (Josie Duggar, now 9) AFTER welcoming their first grandchild.
Josh, of course, was the first to give his parents the gift of grandkids. He married Anna Keller in 2008, and the couple welcomed daughter Mackynzie just over a year later.
Josh and Anna now have six children — Mackynzie, Micheal, Marcus, Meredith, Mason, and their brand new baby, little Maryella.
Next up was Jill Duggar, who married Derick Dillard in 2014. Like Josh and Anna, Jill and Derick didn’t waste any time, welcoming their first child just 12 months after tying the knot.
These days, Jill is a mother of two boys — Israel and his younger brother Samuel, who was born in 2017.
After Samuel’s birth, rumors began that something serious happened during the delivery, something so serious that Jill wouldn’t be able to carry anymore children. Since she hasn’t been pregnant again since, the rumors have persisted, although Derick has hinted that perhaps 2020 would be the year they made another addition to their family.
After a lengthy (by Duggar standards) courtship of 11 months, Jill’s younger sister Jessa Duggar married Ben Seewald in November of 2014.
They welcomed their first child — you guessed it! — about 12 months after the wedding. Jessa is now a mother of three, having welcomed daughter Ivy Jane in May of 2019.
Jinger was the next Duggar girl to get married. She tied the knot with pro-soccer-player-turned-preacher Jeremy Vuolo in 2016.
Jinger and Jeremy were married almost two full years before they welcomed daughter Felicity Vuolo in 2018. Just one of the subtle ways that Jinger has asserted her independence over the years.
Joy-Anna Duggar actually got married after Jinger — tying the knot with Austin Forsyth in May of 2017 — but she was first to become a mom, welcoming son Gideon in February of 2018.
Joy-Anna became pregnant with her second child in early 2019, but when she went in for an ultrasound at 20 weeks they discovered the baby’s heart was no longer beating. She gave birth to a stillborn baby girl she named Annabell Elise.
After Joy got married, it was back to the sons, with Joseph Duggar marrying Kendra Caldwell in September of 2017. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Garrett David, in June of 2018
And in November of 2019, Joe and Kendra welcomed their second child, a girl named Addison Renee.
Josiah Duggar was next in line, marrying Lauren Swanson in June of 2018.
Although they suffered a miscarriage in early 2019, Lauren was able to become pregnant again soon after, and on November 8th they welcomed a daughter they named Bella Milagro.
She may not be one of Jim Bob and Michelle’s offspring, but cousin Amy Duggar is very much a part of the Counting On clan, and she also joined the mom club herself in 2019.
Amy and her husband of four years, Dillon King, welcomed a son named Daxton in October! Fortunately, we have enough congratulations to go around!
Yes, 2019 witnessed a major Duggar baby boom. But you can bet it won’t be the last year that Jim Bob and Michelle welcome multiple grandbabies.
The couple is currently coddling a whopping 17 grandchildren … and no one would be surprised if another pregnancy was announced soon!
Currently, there are four unmarried Duggars age 18 or older, all of them boys.
21-year-old Jed Duggar recently announced a run for the Arkansas State House of Representatives, but you can bet he and twin brother Jeremiah will both be starting families sometime in the next few years.
After all, there’s nothing the Duggars love more than tradition. And there’s no tradition they value quite as much as bringing more life and love into the world.
The biggest Duggar story of 2020 has been the ongoing feud between Derick Dillard and Jim Bob Duggar.
Derick says his in-laws completely cut ties after he accused Jim Bob of withholding his kids’ reality TV earnings.
Dillard has since threatened to write a tell-all memoir that will no doubt shed some light on the inner workings of the Duggar clan. Jim Bob has hired a legal team to prevent the book’s publication.
Meanwhile, the never-ending deluge of Duggar courtship and baby news has continued unabated. This means, of course, that fans are still spreading wild rumors about Jana Duggar’s love life.
The latest reports have had to do with Jana’s longtime friend Laura DeMasie.
A former employee of the Duggars who spoke with The Hollywood Gossip exclusively claimed that Jana is “in love with” Laura, and was heartbroken when her friend relocated to Georgia.
Of course, the only ones who will ever know the truth about Jana and Laura are Jana and Laura. Moving on to more verifiable news — Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant!
Fans are especially ecstatic, as the news comes on the heels of Joy’s heartbreaking miscarriage.