Captain Marston and most of his family crossed the Atlantic on the ship Sachem in 1850. In the 1852 Bishop's Report he was in the Salt Lake City 6th Ward (his surname was spelled "Marstine." On 15 December 1852 his house and "most of their fixtures" burned up. In 1853 he was living in Provo and in September 1854 he sold his property in Salt Lake.
He died at Salinas, California, and his death date is confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.