Spurgeon Elliot Seewald

Birth Name:

Spurgeon Elliot Seewald


Quincy, Spurg


November 5, 2015 (2015-11-05) (age 3)






Jessa Seewald (mother)
Ben Seewald (father)


Henry Seewald (brother)
Baby Seewald (unborn)

Other family:

Jim Bob Duggar (maternal grandfather)
Michelle Duggar (maternal grandmother)
Michael Seewald (paternal grandfather)
Guinn Seewald (paternal grandmother)
18 maternal aunts and uncles
6 paternal uncles and aunts

Spurgeon Elliot Seewald (born November 5, 2015) is the first son of Ben Seewald and Jessa Seewald and the older brother of Henry Seewald.

Early lifeEdit

On April 1, 2015, Jessa announced via Twitter that she and Ben were expecting a their first child, due November 1, 2015.

On June 17, 2015, the couple posted an update on their blog, saying, "Baby Seewald is growing steadily and Mommy has been feeling some little, yet strong, kicks! We recently had an ultrasound, but aren't revealing our firstborn's gender yet. Can't wait to welcome this blessing from God into the world!".

The couple teased the gender of their child many times across social media, even including a poll where fans could vote on what they thought the baby would be, but ultimately they did not announce the gender before the child's birth.

On November 5, 2015, Jessa gave birth to her first son, a baby boy. He weighed 9 pounds and 11 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long.

On November 11, 2015, Ben and Jessa announced that they had named their son Spurgeon Elliot Seewald. Spurgeon's first name was in honor of Charles Spurgeon, a nineteenth century British preacher. His middle name was in honor of late missionaries Jim and Elisabeth Elliot. "One guy that has really impacted my life is a great preacher of the past, Charles Haddon Spurgeon," Ben said when announcing his son's name. Jessa added, "We want to give him a strong name, with a lot of meaning.".

On December 21, 2015, TLC aired an episode of their new spin-off series, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, that included Jessa's baby shower.

On December 28, 2015, the Counting On episode "Counting One More" featured the birth of Spurgeon Seewald.