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The Complete Duggar Family Tree: Jim Bob, Michelle, 19 Kids and Countless Grandchildren

It can be confusing trying to keep up with the Duggars as the family continues to grow. Together, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar share a whopping 19 kids (20 if you count their adopted grand-nephew, Tyler), and an ever-growing number of grandchildren. As the children get older, they’re finding their own husbands and wives and welcoming new babies every year.

Among the three different generations, this family has more than four dozen members. That’s not even including all the non-immediate family members.

The former 19 Kids & Counting couple tied the knot as teenagers in 1984. They went on to welcome 19 children between 1988 and 2009, with Joshua Duggar being the eldest and Josie Duggar the youngest. According to the family’s website, the couple did not originally intend to give all of their children names that start with the letter J. 

“We named our first child Joshua because we liked the name, and we loved the story of the biblical character Joshua,” their website states. “When our twins came along, we again gave them names we happened to like, Jana and John-David, not really thinking we were doing anything special by giving them J names, too. But by the time our fourth child was born, we realized she might feel left out with a name starting with another letter!”

They continued, “After all, since we were leaving it up to God to decide how many children we had, we didn’t know if she would be our last child. We didn’t want her to be all alone among her siblings with an ‘unusual’ name. So, we gave her a J name too: Jill. The same thing happened with each new baby! We wanted to make him or her feel instantly welcome as a treasured addition to the family.”

While 10 of the Arkansas-based couple’s children have gone on to welcome their own little ones, Josh and his wife, Anna Duggar, are the only ones to start a similar tradition of their own. 

Josh and Anna tied the knot in 2008 and welcomed their first daughter, Mackynzie Renée, in October 2009. Sons Michael James and Marcus Anthony followed in June 2011 and July 2013, respectively. Since then they have welcomed Meredith Grace (born in July 2015), Mason Garrett (born in September 2017), Maryella Hope (born in November 2019) and Madyson Lily (born in October 2021). 

The father of seven is currently serving 12.5 years in prison after an Arkansas jury found him guilty on one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography in December 2021. A judge later dropped the latter charge at the disgraced reality star’s May 2022 sentencing.  

Despite raising their children alone until Josh’s October 2032 release, a source previously told In Touch that “divorce is not something [Anna] wants.”

“She’d be lying if she said she hasn’t questioned her future with Josh,” the insider continued. “Anna married Josh for better or worse and it can’t get any worse than this.”

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