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for Greenville Times / Pitt's Past Vol. Issue , Jan 5-18 2005
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Charles Read was a leading politician in colonial days. In the spring of 1773 he fled his native state of New Jersey, where he faced a long jail sentence for bankruptcy. Read moved to Martinborough, North Carolina, where he died in 1774. Martinborough was renamed Greenesville in 1786. Today, it is believed that Reade Street in Greenville is named for him.