William Ives, Charles's Ives ancestor, arrived in Boston in 1635, just fifteen years after the voyage of the Mayflower. It is often stated in the literature that William Ives was a ship's captain, but I'm having trouble verifying this claim. There happens to be an entire blog devoted to William Ives and his descendants, and this entry suggests that Ives was a captain of the Colonial Militia, not of a ship; his stated profession was farming. The master of the ship Truelove, on which Ives arrived in America, was one Jo. Gibbs. For your information.