Hester Ford is apparently the oldest person living in the United States. Born in Lancaster, SC, she raised 12 children in the Charlotte, NC area, and she has 53 grandchildren and 120 great-grandchildren!
She was born the youngest daughter of a South Carolina farmer, and her birth year is either 1904 or 1905 (birth records were not recorded in those days). She is either 114 or 115 years old. See more here.