The five oldest children in the Duggar family are Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill and Jessa. The next five are Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, and Jedidiah. They are followed by Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, and Jackson. Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie bring up the rear for a total of 19 children.
As of 2015, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tontitown, Arkansas, are the parents of 19 biological children ranging in ages from 27 to five. The Duggars are best known for their books and their TLC television show, "19 Kids and Counting," which has been filming their family since September 2008. The Duggar family consists of 10 boys and nine girls, all with names beginning with the letter "J." Michelle is the only family member without a "J" name.
The Duggar family has grown lately with three of the eldest children getting married, and the addition of five grandchildren. Michelle has always home-schooled all 19 of their children. The Duggars credit this decision to home-school from inspiration they received from reading the scriptures. Jim Bob supports the family by working in real estate, as well as owning a cell phone tower. Each child in the Duggar family helps keep the household running by handling a daily "jurisdiction" or chore around the house.