The Definitive Duggar Family Tree: A Complete Guide to Courtships and Babies! [UPDATED]

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.)

1. Meet the Duggars

Duggar family photo a classic
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.

2. Humble Beginnings

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar had their first child, Josh, in 1988. Needless to say, they didn’t stop there.

3. Fame Comes Calling

Duggar family picture
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.

4. A Bunch of Stars Are Born

Michelle duggar and jim bob duggar in silver dollar city
Viewers couldn’t get enough of the wholesome Arkansas clan, and it wasn’t long before the Duggars had their own show.

5. On the Grow

The duggar family photo
Initially titled 17 Kids and Counting, the series documented the adventures and unorthodox customs of the still-expanding Duggar clan.

6. Overlapping Generations

Josie duggar image
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.

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The Definitive Duggar Family Tree: A Complete Guide to Courtships and Babies! [UPDATED!]

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.

1. Meet the Duggars

Duggar family photo a classic
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.

2. Humble Beginnings

Michelle and jim bob 1984
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar had their first child, Josh, in 1988. Needless to say, they didn’t stop there.

3. Fame Comes Calling

Duggar family picture
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.

4. A Bunch of Stars Are Born

Michelle duggar and jim bob duggar in silver dollar city
Viewers couldn’t get enough of the wholesome Arkansas clan, and it wasn’t long before the Duggars had their own show.

5. On the Grow

The duggar family photo
Initially titled 17 Kids and Counting, the series documented the adventures and unorthodox customs of the still-expanding Duggar clan.

6. Overlapping Generations

Josie duggar image
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.

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The Duggars: Who’s Courting? Who’s Pregnant? Who’s Next In Line? [UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE BLESSINGS!]

Counting On is basically the reality TV equivalent of Game of Thrones:

On each show, there are roughly four million characters, and it’s often difficult to keep track of who’s doing what … or whom.

The Duggars take a slightly more conservative view on coupling than the residents of Westeros, but all the same, courtships, weddings, pregnancies, and births are a big part of what keeps their core audience tuning in.

So here’s a rundown of what some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids are up to these days.

Don’t worry – unlike Thrones, the Duggars won’t be leaving your TV screen anytime soon. Not as long as they continue to make sure Earth’s population growth continues unabated.

UPDATE: The Duggar drama never ends! We’ll continue adding the latest developments to the end of this gallery!

1. The Gang’s All Here

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The Duggars are an almost impossibly large family. With the adoption of Tyler Duggar last year, Jim Bob and Michelle’s brood swelled to 20.

2. The Next Generation

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And then there are the grandkids. That number currently sits at 12 for Jim Bob and Michelle.

3. More on the Way!

Jessa duggar at 31 weeks
Of course, as is usually the case with the Duggars, there are more babies on the way. Jessa Duggar is roughly 31 weeks pregnant at the moment.

4. She’s Not Alone!

Joseph duggar kendra caldwell image
Joseph Duggar’s wife Kendra is also expecting a child. The couple just welcomed their first child in June of 2018.

5. The Race Is On!

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Of course, Josh and Anna Duggar still hold the record for providing Jim Bob and Michelle with the most grand-Duggars.

6. Aggressive Expansion

Josh and anna duggar with family
The couple welcomed their fifth child in 2018, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be letting up anytime soon.

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Jessa Duggar: Mom-Shamed For Allowing Kids to Use HUGE Knives!

At this point, Jessa Duggar is sadly accustomed to being mom-shamed.

It’s something she deals with on a very regular basis, and amazingly, it seems her commenters have become even more unforgiving in recent weeks.

Jessa can’t even give her kids a quarantine haircut without a parade of trolls lining up to tell her she’s doing it wrong.

So it should come as no surprise that fans took issue with Jessa’s latest cooking video, in which two of her kids use a pretty sizable chef’s knife while helping her prepare chicken noodle soup.

The objection is that Henry is only 4, and Spurgeon is 3, and … well, that’s a damn big knife.

“Jessa is a complete fool. She also let Henry use the chef’s knife,” wrote one commenter on Facebook.

“This is just ignorant. Henry is only three and still wears a diaper.”

“This is very dangerous. Spurgeon is way too young to be using a knife to cut vegetables. What in the world was Jessa thinking?” another user remarked.

“Fricking dumbass. Kids should not be touching a sharp knife,” a third chimed in.

You get the idea.

This is one of those cases where there are rational arguments to be made on both sides.

Yes, that’s a very big knife for a very young child, but at the same time, Jessa is right there, and she’s clearly supervising carefully.

The Duggars pride themselves on taking a “free range” approach to child-rearing when their kids are very young — allowing them to sustain minor injuries in the name of making their own mistakes.

However, they do a complete 180 once the the kids reach their teen years, imposing all sorts of oppressive “courtship rules” on them.

Seems sorta backwards as the consequences of a toddler running around a pool have the potential to be much more disastrous than anything that might happen on an unchaperoned date between two consenting young adults, but what do we know?

As usual, we won’t necessarily defend Jessa’s actions, but we will defend her right to do something stupid without 3,000 people piling on and telling her how stupid it is.

Something like 1 to 2,000 people would be sufficient.

Jessa duggar mom shamed for allowning kids to use knives

Jessa Duggar: Pregnant With Her Fourth Child ALREADY?!

It’s been less than a year since Jessa Duggar welcomed her third child.

But in the Duggars’ world, that means it’s about time to star planning for another one!

Or at least that’s what the commenters on Jessa’s Instagram page want to believe.

Earlier this week, Jessa posted a video of her 11-month-old daughter Ivy walking.

“She’s been taking some steps for a little over a week, and now she’s really starting to take off!” Jessa captioned the clip.

Most of the comments centered around Ivy’s progress and how quickly she seems to be growing.

“Doll baby!,” one person wrote.

“Wow growing up so fast and she is so cute,” another posted.

“Bless her she’s so precious,” a third chimed in.

You get the idea.

But like pretty much everything Jessa posts, the video attracted hundreds of comments, many of them from people who either read way too much into what Jessa posted, or felt the need to register bizarre complaints.

In the former category, we have people who are convinced this is Jessa’s way of revealing that she’s pregnant with her fourth child. 

Believe it or not, there were quite a few of those.

“Are you pregnant?” one fan asked outright.

“I wondered the same thing,” another replied.

Obviously, these people are taking quite a leap here, but given what we know about the Duggars, it’s not so outlandish to think that Jessa might be planning to expand her family sometime in the very near future.

After all, like her sisters, Jessa was raised to believe that procreation is a woman’s primary reason for being, and it’s sinful to waste one’s peak fertility.

That brings us to the folks who felt the need to make their absurd grievances known.

This time around, those folks stuck mainly to gripes about the manner in which Jessa addresses her child.

“Ugh… I hate when parents and others use baby talk,” wrote one such commenter.

“So don’t watch their videos,” one fan helpfully suggested.

The two main takeaways here are that Jessa is probably not pregnant, and if you don’t like something, you’re welcome to simply look away from it.

Only the Duggars could spark this much conversation by posting a 10-second video of a walking toddler!

Jessa duggar pregnant with her fourth child already

Jessa Duggar Gone Wild: All Her Outfits That’ll Make Jim Bob Cringe!

Counting On star Jessa Duggar is seen below wearing a variety of clothes that one might not consider conservative.

Why is this a topic that we’re even discussing?

Well, her family’s views of gender roles have always been controversial (Jessa taught seminars on modesty, in fact).

Yet some critical fans noted that for all the talk of the Duggars’ ultra-modest dress code, she doesn’t abide by it.

Not always, anyway. Follow us here.

Many early examples of this phenomenon occurred while she was pregnant, which clearly changes the equation.

By definition, her body is growing and those curves become harder to contain. That’s a given. Lately, though?

She’s throwing us one curveball after another.

Maybe it’s the whole quarantine thing, or perhaps her growing independence from Jim Bob. Either way, wow.

You never would’ve seen Jessa in a low-cut top like this even a few months ago. And that’s not the only example.

Below, we break down some of her more … flattering outfits, along with her recent, surprising fashion choices.

The mother of three has been dressing more provocatively by the week. Ready to watch Jim Bob blow a gasket?

1. The Iconic Swimsuit Photo

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Jessa Duggar looking hot and wet in her now-iconic swimsuit photo from the summer of 2015. In addition to posting her first swimsuit pic, the reality star and Ben Seewald were expecting their first child at the time. Ben’s attire, along with Jessa’s, got a lot of attention as an example of how the family projects an image of modesty, even on hot summer days by the pool.

2. Those Pregnancy Curves Tho

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Ben, Jessa and baby Seewald pose for a cute photo. They look great together, you’ve gotta admit … though some fans had an issue with her, um, curvaceous curves on display here. Wowza.

3. Mini Bump Lookin’ Fab

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Jessa Duggar made like Jill Duggar with her inaugural baby bump photo. Man she looks good in that figure-hugging top. Don’t you think?

4. Further Along, Still Gorge

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Jessa Duggar was almost ready to pop – out of her shirt – in this pic! She’s at 34 weeks … and counting!

5. 31

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Jessa Duggar’s pregnancy #1 (left) and #2. She sure does look super cute as a pregnant person, doesn’t she?

6. 34

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Sensing a pattern yet? Jessa Duggar’s pregnancy #2 (left) and #1, both at 34 weeks along.

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