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1884 marriage certificate for John C Davies & Mary Ann Morgan. Wales. District of Merthyr Tydfil, in the counties of Glanmorgan and Brecon, We also have available photographs of both John C Davies and Mary Ann Morgan. After arriving in the US, at some point arounf 1900 the Davies name was changed to Davis. The reason was there were too may Davies for the paymaster to keep straight so he told John C Davies "you are now a D A V I S and that is where the name has stayed withing the US, ever since.