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Ronald "Ronnie" Oswald Byrum (born December 29, 1947) is the husband of Cathy Byrum, with whom he has 2 step-children and 5 step-grandchildren.


On July 21, 2011, Ronnie married Catherine "Cathy" Lynn George.


Ronnie is the step-father of Cathy's 2 children from her previous marriage to Rick Dillard.

Her first child, son Derick Michael, was born on March 9, 1989. He is married to Jill Duggar. Together, they have 3 children. Their first child, son Israel David, was born on April 6, 2015. Their second child, son Samuel Scott, was born on July 8, 2017. Their third child, son Frederick Michael, was born on July 7, 2022. The couple miscarried a child, River Bliss, in October 2021.

Her second child, son Daniel David, was born on December 3, 1990. He is married to Deena Tougaw. Together, they have 2 children. Their first child, son Jaxon Michael, was born on September 5, 2018. Their second child, son Brady Richard, was born on February 12, 2021. The couple suffered a miscarriage on May 5, 2020.



Ronnie appeared on the TLC shows 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On as the step-father-in-law of Jill Duggar.