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John (1849-1929) was a son of John Buchanan and Elizabeth Maclean, 7 Valtos, He married Margaret Macaulay, 6 Valtos.
John had a shop in Valtos, which he ran with his daughter Betsy. He served as parish councillor for many years and is mentioned in the local song Hi Ho Ro Tha mi Duilich, by his nickname Lerach.
John was also known as the Valtos Saint because he was very religious and always attended the services. It is also possible that it was his son John who was known as the Saint.