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Stephens, John Lloyd (28 November 1805–13 October 1852), writer and archaeologist, was born in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, the son of Benjamin Stephens, a merchant, and Clemence Lloyd Stephens. When Stephens was thirteen months old, the family moved to New York City. He began his education in public school at age six and in 1815 entered the Classical School. He entered Columbia College at age thirteen, the year his mother died. After his graduation in 1822, Stephens studied law with Daniel Lord in New York and at ...