I have my book on the Lucas family with me and found the following on a Joseph:
"Joseph VanMeter, eldest child of Henry and Martha Moore VanMeter, was b. circa 1744, was a Lieutenant under Capt. Jesse Pigman's Company of Frontier Rangers in PA in 1777; he is also said to have served in the Rev. War.He married Elizabeth Allen."
If this is your man, there is further information on him, which I will enter.There was another Joseph listed as being born in 1849, the son of Mark and Delilah Cooper VanMeter.Nothing further on Joseph.
My ancestor was also a Joseph; the one who married his cousin Margaret VanMeter/Morgan.They lived in the Wheeling area and he apparently drowned in the Ohio River.