James Andrew Duggar is the son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. He is the younger brother of JoshJanaJohn-DavidJoseph, Josiah, Jedidiah, and Jeremiah, and Jason DuggarJill DillardJessa SeewaldJinger Vuolo, and Joy-Anna Forsyth, and the older brother of JustinJacksonJohannahJenniferJordyn-Grace, and Josie Duggar.

Early Life

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James as a baby

James Andrew Duggar was born on July 7, 2001, to Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Ruark. He was the couple's thirteenth child, and they went on to have six more children after him.

James has been homeschooled his whole life.

Like most children, James has chores, which the family calls "jurisdictions". As of 2011, James' jurisdictions included cleaning the dining room and taking out the upstairs trash.

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James celebrating his 15th birthday with his buddies Joy and Jenni

By the time James was born, his parents had implemented a buddy system, where each older child was paired with a younger child to take care of. Typical tasks for an older buddy included dressing, bathing, and feeding their younger buddies.[1] By 2009, the family had switched from individual buddies to buddy teams, with each team being led by one of the oldest four daughters.[2] James was on a team with older sisters Jill and Joy, and younger sister Jennifer. This team has stayed particularly close over the years, despite two of the four members getting married and moving out.

James is being raised as an active participant of Bill Gothard's Institute for Basic Life Principles.

When James was three years old, the first of his family's television specials, 14 Children and Pregnant Again!, aired on Discovery Health Channel. The special was followed by four more special programs about his family's life before the family became the subject of their own reality show, 17 Kids and Counting, when James was seven years old.

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James in Ireland

In 2006, as featured on the TV specials, James and his family moved into a new home in Springdale, AR. In this house, James was given a dormitory-style room with his brothers.[3] James still lives in this house today.

Thanks to the reality show, James was able to take a number of vacations as a child. Notable vacation locations include Disneyland, New York City, Niagara Falls, Scotland, Ireland, London, Israel, China, and Japan.


2006 2014
Favorite Pasttime taking baths visiting Jill and Derick
Favorite Food chicken stuffing stuffing
Future Goal policeman pilot
Favorite Bible Verse John 3:16
Favorite Bible Character James
Favorite Song Lord, Take My Life
Favorite Episode Duggars and Bates Reloaded
Jurisdiction pantry
Favorite Family Trip Israel

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